Evolving Treatment Strategies in the Management of Metastatic Melanoma: Expert Perspectives in Immunotherapy

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2018 Fall Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from January 15, 2019 to April 1, 2020

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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
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co.

Description:
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It occurs in skins cells called melanocytes, and while it is predominantly found in the skin, it can occur in any area of the body that contains melanocytes. Melanoma will be found in approximately 73,870 people in the United States in 2018 according to the National Cancer Institute. While it is the least common amongst skin cancers, it is by far the most deadly, with 9,940 people expected to die in 2018. Both of those numbers have been rising in recent years. In the early stages of melanoma, prognosis is usually good for patients, but when the melanoma becomes metastatic and spreads to other areas of the body, prognosis is especially poor.

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

  • Assess the latest clinical data regarding the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors as adjuvant treatment for patients with advanced melanoma

  • Evaluate treatment for patients with advanced melanoma based on individual molecular profile and the latest clinical recommendations

  • Identify patients with advanced melanoma who may benefit from mono- versus combination immune checkpoint inhibitor-based treatment

  • List immune-related adverse events (irAEs) that may occur with the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors and how they should be identified and managed for improved patient adherence and quality of life

  • Explore managed care considerations surrounding recent updates in the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors as adjuvant treatment for patients with advanced melanoma
     

Faculty: Sanjiv S Agarwala, MD
Professor & Chief
Hematology & Oncology
St Luke’s Cancer Center & Temple University

Disclosure:

Dr. Agarwala serves on an advisory board for Merck. 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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Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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 (AAMCN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

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 educational grants from
Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co.

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