Improving Patient Adherence and Quality of Life:
Strategies for Managing Adverse Events Associated
with Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies in mCRC

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

New Horizons in the Treatment and Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC):
Best Practices for Improved Patient Outcomes is a multi-part series that will provide
participants with the latest information on Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

This is Part IV of the series focusing on Improving Patient Adherence and Quality of Life: Strategies for Managing Adverse Events Associated with Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies in mCRC

This activity is an archive from the webinar held August 9 2017. If you participated in the
live webinar, you are not eligible for credits for this activity.

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

Instructions for CME/CNE: Complete the pre test, listen to the audio and view the slides, complete the post test, complete the evaluation form and hit submit. If you close your internet browser without completing the post test, you will have ONE more opportunity to complete. A score of 70% must be achieved on the post test to receive continuing education credits. If you do not pass the post test after two attempts, you will not be eligible to try again. Once you complete the evaluation form and score 70% or higher on your post test, you will automatically be given your certificate.

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

This presentation is supported by educational grants from
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

Description:
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum, due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. In 2017, it is expected that there will be 134,490 new cases of colorectal cancer and 49,190 deaths. When discovered early, CRC is highly treatable. However, when the disease has spread, or metastasized, treatment and management becomes much more difficult. Fortunately, targeted- and immuno-therapy options have become available for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), giving clinicians and managed care professionals more options in managing this patient population. This is one session of a multi-session series which will look closely at managing adverse events associated with targeted and immunologic agents in patients with mCRC.

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

  • Identify adverse events commonly associated with targeted agents used in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)

  • Identify adverse events commonly associated with immunotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC)

  • Discuss strategies to mitigate side effects related to treatment with VEGF- and EGFR-targeted therapies and immunotherapeutic agents in patients with mCRC

  • Assess the informational needs of patients and families/caregivers regarding their treatment plan and identify methods to counsel them

  • Review how treatment strategies can be affected by adverse events based on patient’s individualized needs
     

Faculty: Minsing Choi, MD
Director of Outpatient Oncology
Co-leader Colorectal MDT
Associate Professor of Medicine
Stonybrook University

Disclosure:

Dr. Choi receives research funding from Merck and serves on the Speakers Bureau for Amgen, Bayer, Celgene and Novartis. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
 
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Jacquelyn Smith has no real or perceived financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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 educational grants from
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp

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