Comparative Effectiveness and Coordinated Care in PARP Inhibitors: What Does Managed Care Need to Know?

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

PARP Inhibition and its Evolving Use in the Treatment of Cancers: What Managed Care Needs to Know for Improved Clinical and Economic Outcomes is a 3-part live webinar series that will provide attendees with the latest information in PARP Inhibitors

This is Part 1 of the series focusing on the effectiveness and coordinated care in PARP inhibitors
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This activity is an archive from the webinar held January 10, 2019

This activity is valid from February 15, 2019, to February 1, 2020

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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

A new class of targeted agents known as poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors have shown improved efficacy and are leading the way in the treatment of breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. In addition, new indications for these targeted agents offer expanded options in the maintenance setting in varying lines of therapy. This enzyme, known as PARP, is a critical component of DNA base excision repair, essential for the repair of single-strand breaks in DNA. If the action of PARP is inhibited in a normal cell, these breaks are converted to double-strand breaks and repaired through the process of homologous recombination. However, in cells with pre-existing defects in the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway, such as in cancer cells harboring BRCA1/2 mutations, inhibition of PARP results in synthetic lethality. Exploitation of this deficiency with PARP inhibitors create a therapeutic opportunity for tumor cell-specific cell killing. Challenges associated with maximizing therapeutic outcomes with potential PARP inhibitor use in several cancers include selection of optimal testing strategies to personalize care, management of treatment toxicities, and development of evidence-based sequencing and combination strategies.

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

  • Compare and contrast the safety and efficacy profiles of PARP inhibitors in cancer therapy in ovarian, breast and prostate cancer

  • Assess the managed care considerations of current and emerging PARP inhibitors by exploring where these agents fit into the current cancer management paradigm

  • Apply methods to enable optimal cost management of PARP inhibitors in ovarian, breast and prostate cancer to be realized by multiple oncology stakeholders including managed care organizations

  • Analyze what managed care professionals need to know about PARP inhibitors in cancer care

Faculty: Gary 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 relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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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 hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from

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