What Managed Care Needs to Know in the Evolving
Management of Metastatic Head and Neck
Squamous Cell Carcinoma

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

New Horizons in the Treatment of Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC):
How Immunotherapies Are Changing the Treatment Paradigm

This is Part IV of the series focusing on the Management and Cost Associated with metastatic HNSCC

This activity is an archive from the webinar held September 20, 2017. If you participated
in the live webinar, you are not eligible for credits for this activity.

This activity is valid from November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) represents a heterogeneous group of tumors that originate in the lip/oral cavity, hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx, and larynx. An estimated 48,330 new cases are diagnosed annually in the United States, and 9,570 people die of the disease. HNSCC historically has been associated with tobacco and alcohol use; however, during the past decade, infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a growing subset of HNSCCs. Despite advances and innovations in multimodality treatment and a better understanding of head and neck carcinogenesis, survival rates of locally metastatic HNSCC have not substantially improved, and the prognosis for recurrent/metastatic disease remains poor. Fortunately for patients with metastatic HNSCC, new immunotherapeutic options, which have shown improved efficacy and safety, have recently become available to give clinicians and managed care professionals more options when managing a population of metastatic HNSCC patients. This webinar will be part four of a four-part webinar series, and it will look closely at what managed care needs to know the evolving management of head and neck cancer, especially as it relates to immunotherapies.

Upon Completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss methods to enable optimal cost management of evolving therapies, including immunotherapies, in the management of metastatic HNSCC to be realized by multiple oncology stakeholders including managed care organizations

  • Analyze strategies used by managed care organizations to facilitate high quality care for members with HNSCC, and how newer therapies affect those strategies

  • Assess important points that payers need to know about the use of immunotherapies in metastatic HNSCC

Faculty: Gary M. Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates


Dr. Owens has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

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NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category I creditsTM.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

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