New Treatment Landscape for
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Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity
In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in thyroid carcinoma
January 12, 2015
January 12, 2018
Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period January 12, 2015 through January 12, 2018, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 5 segments totaling 2.0 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out your CME certificate.
Participation in this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.
Supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. Complete Conference Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Program Faculty and Disclosure
ROBERT HADDAD, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Disease Center Leader; Head and Neck Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim (PI), BMS (PI)
STEVEN I. SHERMAN, MD, FACE
Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders
Naguib Samaan Distinguished Professor in Endocrinology
Division of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Consultant: Amgen, Bayer, Eisai, Exelixis
Grant/Research Support: Genzyme, NCI
MARIA E. CABANILLAS, MD
Assistant Professor and Faculty Director of Clinical Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Consultant: Eisai, Exelixis
Grant Reseach/Support: Roche, Exelixis, Eisai
EZRA COHEN, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director for Translational Science
Co-leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program
Moores Cancer Center
La Jolla, California
Consultant: Biodesix, AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Exelixis, Eisai, Bayer
DSMB Membership: PNP Therapeutics, Vascular Biogenics, GenMab
Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure
Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.
Program Reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Characterize the epidemiology of thyroid carcinomas, and understand the origin of these cancers, their cure rates, and the unmet need for therapies against radioactive iodine refractory (or resistant) differentiated thyroid cancer (RAIR-DTC);
- Interpret and apply the results—including efficacy, safety, side effect profiles, and PFS and OS outcomes—of late-breaking phase II and phase III clinical trials with MKIs, and better define the role of these agents in patients with RAIR-DTC.
- Understand the efficacy of the standard of care for thyroid follicular cell cancer, which includes surgery and I-131;
- Understand the emergence of new approaches to treat the significant percentage of patients who develop RAIR-DTC despite standard therapy, and who, therefore, require additional treatment to prolong survival or cure their disease;
- Describe the role of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in iodine-refractory thyroid cancer and how, based on evidence from clinical trials, these agents can affect response rate and potentially prolong progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of thyroid cancer;
Hardware and Software Requirements:
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