Comparative Effectiveness and Payer-Provider Coordination in Metastatic Bladder Cancer: What Managed Care Needs to Know About Recent Advances in First Line Immunotherapy?

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

Recent Therapeutic Advances in the Management of Metastatic Bladder Cancer: Managed Care Perspectives on Immunotherapy in the First Line Setting is a three-part webinar series

This is Part 2 of the series focusing on first line management of metastatic bladder cancer

This activity is an archive from the webinar held January 29, 2021

This activity is valid from March 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer and EMD Serono

Bladder cancer, also known as urothelial carcinoma, is the ninth leading cause of cancer death in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be 80,470 new cases of bladder cancer and 17,670 deaths in the United States in 2020. Before the advent of new treatments in recent years, the basic management of this illness has remained unchanged for decades. Long-term survival for people diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer is poor, with approximately 5% of patients with metastatic bladder cancer surviving for 5 years or more. As the role of the immune system in oncogenesis and therapy has become clearer across cancer types, new approaches emerged with important benefits in metastatic bladder cancer. In particular, immune checkpoint inhibitors have changed the treatment paradigm, as recent data has shown that immunotherapy great improves outcomes, especially with maintenance therapy in the first line setting.

This webinar series on the continued integration of current and emerging immunotherapy into the treatment paradigm, with a focus on the first line maintenance setting, will provide attendees with updated education on differences in pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of these agents and roles that managed care professionals can play to drive appropriate access to and use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in various settings in locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer to optimize clinical and economic outcomes for patients.

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

  • Identify current unmet economic needs in the management of metastatic bladder cancer and evidence-based recommendations for the care of patients with these tumors

  • Review the role of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the management of metastatic bladder cancer in the first line setting

  • Describe approaches currently utilized by third party payers to manage costs associated with the care of patients with metastatic bladder cancer

  • Discuss the managed care considerations of first line immunotherapy by exploring where these agents fit in the evolving metastatic bladder cancer management paradigm

  • Transform therapeutic advances and resource utilization data on emerging therapies in metastatic bladder cancer into informed health plan decisions and formulary discussions


Faculty: Gary Owens, MD
Gary Owens Associates


Gary Owens, MD has disclosed the following financial relationships during the past 24 months with any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients: Dr. Owens has served as a consultant for Eli Lilly, Horizon, Intersect ENT, Magnolia Innovation, Payer Sciences, Octave Biosciences, Vertex, and Xcenda. This 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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Accreditation & Designation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) and American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN). The National Association of Managed Care Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Each
physician should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 nursing continuing professional development.

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer and EMD Serono

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