Novel Treatment Advances and Approaches in the Management of Melanoma: A Closer Look at Recent Advances in Immunotherapy

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

This activity is an archive from the webinar held June 30, 2020

This activity is valid from August 15, 2020 to August 15, 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
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It will be found in approximately 73,870 people in the US in 2020 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 2020. Both of those numbers have been rising in recent years. Fortunately for patients with metastatic melanoma, significant progress has been made in the treatment of this deadly disease over the past few years, especially in the area of immunotherapies. This webinar on recent advances in the treatment and management of metastatic melanoma will provide attendees with updated treatment strategies, guidelines, and successful evidence-based treatment approaches from recent clinical data.

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

  • Detail approaches to identify patients for immunotherapy and stratify risk in the adjuvant-treatment setting of melanoma

  • Explore recent clinical data on checkpoint inhibitors in the first-line treatment in metastatic melanoma

  • Examine the role of Anti–PD-1 immunotherapy in metastatic melanoma

  • Discuss the therapeutic support strategy for patients with melanoma based on patient goals, disease characteristics, patient characteristics, and experience during therapy

  • Identify common toxicities associated with checkpoint inhibitors in metastatic melanoma and describe best practices for their management

  • Assess the managed care considerations of immunotherapy by exploring where these options fit in the evolving metastatic melanoma treatment paradigm

Faculty: Sanjiv Agarwala, MD
Professor of Medical Oncology and Hematology
Temple University School of Medicine


Dr. Agarwala has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  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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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
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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