VEGF- and EGFR-Targeted Agents in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC):Personalizing Therapy
to Meet a Patient's Needs

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 I of the series focusing on VEGF and EGFR Targeted Agents

This activity is an archive from the webinar held July 19, 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

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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

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 part one of a five-part webinar series that will look closely at personalizing therapy with VEGF- and EGFR-targeted agents and novel immunotherapeutic options to meet a patient's need in mCRC.

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

  • Analyze the rationale and role of VEGF- and EGFR-targeted agents in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), especially in later lines of therapy

  • Integrate clinical data and guideline recommendations into decisions about the optimal use of VEGF- and EGFR-directed therapy in treatment protocols for patients with mCRC

  • Individualize treatment with VEGF- and EGFR-targeted agents based on patient factors including tumor characteristics, treatment history, common adverse effects, and age for optimal care

  • Discuss methods to enable optimal cost management of targeted therapies in mCRC

Faculty: Cathy Eng, MD, FACP
Sophie Caroline Steves Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research
Associate Medical Director, Colorectal Center
Director of Network Clinical Research, GI Medical Oncology
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology


Dr. Eng serves as a consultant to Bayer, Eli Lilly, Forty-Seven Inc., Genentech/Roche, Merck and Sirtex; receives research support from Advaxis, Forty-Seven, Inc and Genetech/Roche; is on the speaker's bureau for Lilly and Genentech/Roche. Her presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacquelyn Smith has no relevant 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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