Global Oncology Academy

Panel Discussion: A Focus on Emerging Treatment Options in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, with non-small cell lung cancer being the most common type of lun...

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  • Overview

    Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, with non-small cell lung cancer being the most common type of lung cancer at approximately 85%. This panel discussion will cover emerging treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer and the adverse events we need to be aware of prior to their use. 

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    Edward B. Garon, MD, MS
    Director of Thoracic Oncology
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA

    Faculty’s disclosure:
    Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squib, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Eli Lilly, Maruti Pharma, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer

    Blanca Ledezma, NP
    Nurse Practitioner
    UCLA Hematology-Oncology
    Santa Monica, CA

    Faculty’s disclosure:
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca    
    Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Nick Lombardi has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this CME activity participants managing patients with NSCLC will be better able to:

    • Identify those patients suitable for first-line-line anti-PD-1 immunotherapy.
    • Understand under what conditions anti-PD-1 therapy might be used second-line following first-line chemotherapy or targeted therapy failure.
    • Recognize common adverse events associated with anti-PD-1 immunotherapy, and how best to manage them clinically.
    • Differentiate between immune-mediated pneumonitis and disease progression.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck.

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