Increasing Immuno-Oncology Therapeutic Options for the Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma: New and Emerging Agents

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David S. Ettinger, MD, FACP, FCCP
Alex Grass Professor of Oncology
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


This enduring activity will cover immuno-oncology therapeutic options for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma.


This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of medical/academic oncologists, community oncologists, advanced practitioners in oncology (NP/PA/PharmD), and nurses involved in the management of patients with advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC).


After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe the mechanism of action of immune checkpoint inhibitors and their impact on tumor evasion and immune surveillance
  • Examine clinical trial data supporting the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of NSCLC, and compare the efficacy and safety of these agents
  • Explain the utility of biomarkers in predicting responsiveness to cancer immunotherapies and the selection of therapy for patients with NSCLC


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

Credit Designation Statement
Med Learning Group designates this online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.

Nursing Credit Information
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the management of patients with advanced NSCLC. Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour(s).

Accreditation Statement
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Dr. Ettinger is a consultant for AstraZeneca, BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly & Co., Genentech, and Guardant Health, Inc.

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.

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During the course of 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 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. Complete the online evaluation.

Participants will receive their certificate as a downloadable file.


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RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: August 20, 2020

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