Improving Patient Adherence and Quality of Life in Ovarian Cancer: Strategies for Anticipating, Recognizing, and Managing Adverse Events Associated with PARP Inhibitors

A continuing medical education activity provided by NAMCP and AAMCN

New Horizons in the Treatment and Management of Ovarian Cancer: What Managed Care Needs to Know About Recent Advances in PARP Inhibitors is a three-part webinar series

This is Part 3 of the series focusing on improving patient adherence and quality of life in ovarian cancer

This activity is an archive from the webinar held June 19, 2020

This activity is valid from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2022

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

This activity is supported by educational grants from
AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

There will be an estimated 22,440 new cases of ovarian cancer this year in the United States, and an estimated 14,080 deaths. Ovarian cancer is usually found late, stage 3 or higher, where it has already spread or metastasized to other parts of the abdomen, or worse. The five-year survival rate is only 45%. Fortunately for patients with ovarian cancer, the treatment paradigm has exploded in the past three years, giving HCPs more options in managing patients with ovarian cancer. Leading the way in new options for ovarian cancer are PARP inhibitors, which have shown improved efficacy for patients with ovarian cancer

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

  • Compare PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer therapy including mechanisms of action, delivery methods, dosing and scheduling, efficacy, safety, interactions, and ease of use

  • Define strategies for anticipating, recognizing, and managing adverse events of PARP inhibitor therapy in patients with ovarian cancer

  • Analyze safety outcomes from recent clinical data on PARP inhibitors in ovarian cancer, both in the maintenance setting and in the setting of recurrence following prior use of platinum-based therapy

  • Discuss methods to communicate effectively with ovarian cancer patients and the multidisciplinary team to understand and address the needs of each patient around PARP inhibitors and improve treatment adherence, quality of life, and survival outcomes


Faculty: Shannon N. Westin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Director, Early Drug Development
Dept. of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


Dr. Westin serves as a consultant for AstraZeneca, Circulogene, Clovis Oncology, Eisai, Roche/Genentech, Novartis, Merck, Pfizer, GSK/Tesaro, and Zentalis. She has received grant/research support from ArQule, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Cotinga Pharmaceuticals, Clovis Oncology, Roche/Genentech, Novartis, and GSK/Tesaro. Her 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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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 educational grants from
AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

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