Immune-Based Advances in Gastric, Esophageal, and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers

Immune-Based Advances in Gastric, Esophageal, and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancers

Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Role of Biomarker Testing in Gastric, Esophageal, and GEJ Cancers

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  • Overview

    Recent immunotherapy approvals for gastric, esophageal, and gastroesophageal junction cancers have transformed the treatment landscape. Listen in as Drs. Eric Van Cutsem, Elizabeth Smyth, and Sunnie Kim discuss the most recent data for immunotherapy in these settings. What impact will these advances have on your clinical practice?

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. 

    Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD
    Division Head of Digestive Oncology
    University of Leuven (KUL) and University Hospitals Gasthuisberg
    Leuven, Belgium

    Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Array, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BeiGene, Biocartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene, Daiichi Sankyo, GlaxoSmithKline, Halozyme, Helsinn, Incyte, Ipsen, Janssen Research, Lilly, Merck KGaA, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Mirati, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Roche, Seattle Genetics, Servier, Sirtex, Taiho, Terumo, TRIGR, and Zymeworks
    Research: Amgen, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Ipsen, Lilly, Merck KGaA, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Roche, and Servier

    Sunnie Kim, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Medicine-Medical Oncology
    University of Colorado Cancer Center – Anschutz Medical Campus
    Aurora, CO

    No relevant relationships reported.

    Elizabeth Smyth, MD
    Clinical Consultant, Department of Oncology
    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Research: Brystol Myers Squibb
    Consulting Fees: Amgen, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Brystol Myers Squibb, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Servier, Zymeworks

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Jorge Bacigalupo has nothing to disclose.
    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
    • Nick Lombardi has no relevant relationships to report.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • Colleen Resnick has nothing to disclose.
    • Rosanne Strauss, PharmD, MBA, has nothing to disclose.
    • Anna Trentini has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Identify the treatment implications of biomarker testing in patients with gastric, esophageal, and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers
    • Assess data on current and emerging therapies for patients with gastric, esophageal, and GEJ cancers
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of medical oncologists, gastroenterologist, pathologists, oncology nurses, pharmacists, and other oncology HCPs involved in the treatment of patients with GI cancers globally.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), and La Fundación ECO (ECO Foundation). GLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    The American Medical Association has an agreement of mutual recognition of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the accreditation body for European countries. Physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM to UEMS-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education CME credits (ECMECs) should contact the UEMS at

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .50 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .50 contact hours/.05 CEUs of Pharmacy contact hours.

    The Universal Activity Number for this program is JA0006235-9999-22-052-H01-P. This learning activity is knowledge-based. Your CE credits will be electronically submitted to the NABP upon successful completion of the activity. Pharmacists with questions can contact NABP customer service (

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck, and Seagen Inc.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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