IC-ONC: Recent Developments in Immuno-oncology: Biomarkers, Pan-tumor Studies, Novel Treatment Combinations, and the Management of Adverse Events


Arjun V. Balar, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Co-Director, Melanoma Research Program
NYU Langone Health
Professor of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY


This case-based online activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cancer who are treated or eligible for treatment with immunotherapy.


This initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, oncology pharmacists, oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals and teams involved in the management of patients with cancer who are treated or eligible for treatment with immunotherapy.


Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Review the clinical utility of currently identified immune-related biomarkers and the benefits and limitations of different immune biomarker testing methodologies
  • Incorporate immune-related biomarker testing to identify patients most likely to benefit from cancer immunotherapies administered alone or in combination
  • Describe immune-related biomarker-driven pan-tumor studies, their designs, and the implications of their results for patient management
  • Critically evaluate clinical data on current and emerging immune checkpoint inhibitors, with a focus on the unique type, incidence, and classification of immune-related adverse events (irAEs) across tumor types
  • Describe how to diagnose irAEs associated with immunotherapies and current recommendations for their management
  • Explain patient-centered SDM approaches aimed at optimizing cancer care and survivorship, including the role of multidisciplinary teams and emergent care considerations in the diagnosis and management of irAEs


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with cancer who are treated or eligible for treatment with immunotherapy.
Credits: 2.0 ANCC Contact Hours


Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 2.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Arjun V. Balar, MD has received consultant fees from Merck, Genentech, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Seattle Genetics; and received fees for non-CME/CE services received directly from a commercial interest or its agent from Merck, Genentech, and AstraZeneca.

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD has intellectual property or is a patent holder on a PD-1 biomarker by Biodesix and on a CTLA-4 biomarker by Moffitt Cancer Center. He has received consulting fees from BMS, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca. He has been contracted for research with NextCure; and has ownership interests in Biond, Altor, and CytoMx.

Staff, Planners, and Managers
The independent reviewers, staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests:

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer-reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer-reviewed by a nurse reviewer.

The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff, Planners, and Managers

Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Outcomes and Accreditation for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Brianna Hanson, Outcomes and Accreditation Coordinator for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Nicole Longo, DO, FACOI, Director, Medical and Scientific Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Ana Maria Albino, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CE activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CNE credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
2. Participate in the online activity.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making ability before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: July 17, 2020

EXPIRATION DATE: July 17, 2021


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