CATALYST: The Immuno-oncology Revolution Continues: A 3D View
Chapter 2: Mechanisms of Immune Escape
Jason Luke, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago
This 5-part educational activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with cancer who are on or considering immunotherapy, and will focus on aspects of care in this area such as mechanisms of cancer and targeted therapies, immune-related adverse events, investigational directions, and other immunotherapy-related treatment decisions.
This initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of community and academic medical oncologists, hematologists, allied health and advanced practitioners (NP, PA, PharmD), and other relevant healthcare professionals involved in immuno-oncology, precision medicine, and treatment decision-making in cancer.
Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:
- Discuss the pathophysiology of adult malignancies with a focus on tumor immunosurveillance and immune evasion
- Review significant advances and unmet medical needs associated with currently available immuno-oncology therapies including innate and adaptive resistance mechanisms (eg, T-cell exhaustion)
- Describe immune pathways that may be targeted to overcome immune-evasion mechanisms and emerging clinical data on novel immuno-oncology agents
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity is planned and produced in accordance with ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent for their participation in the online activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the long-term treatment and management of patients with cancer. CNE Credits: 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s).
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DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dr. Luke discloses that he participated on a data and safety monitoring board for TTC Oncology; participated on a scientific advisory board for 7 Hills, Actym, Alphamab Oncology, Array, BeneVir, Mavu, and Tempest; consulted for Aduro, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Castle, CheckMate, Compugen, EMD Serono, IDEAYA, Immunocore, Janssen, Jounce, Leap, Merck, Mersana, NewLink, Novartis, RefleXion, Spring Bank, Syndax, Tempest, Vividion, and WntRx; provided research support for clinical trials to AbbVie, Array (Scientific Research Agreement; SRA), Boston Biomedical, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celldex, CheckMate (SRA), Compugen, Corvus, EMD Serono, Evelo (SRA), Delcath, Five Prime, FLX Bio, Genentech, Immunocore, Incyte, Leap, MedImmune, Macrogenics, Novartis, Pharmacyclics, Palleon (SRA), Merck, Tesaro, and Xencor; received travel honorarium from Array, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BeneVir, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Castle, CheckMate, EMD Serono, IDEAYA, Immunocore, Janssen, Jounce, Merck, Mersana, NewLink, Novartis, RefleXion; and patents (both provisional) Serial #15/612,657 (Cancer Immunotherapy), PCT/US18/36052 (Microbiome Biomarkers for Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Responsiveness: Diagnostic, Prognostic and Therapeutic Uses Thereof).
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RELEASE DATE: March 29, 2019
EXPIRATION DATE: March 29, 2020
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