Leveraging the Immunologic Dysfunction in Bladder Cancer Through Combination Systemic Therapy

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Arjun V. Balar, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Medical Oncology Program
NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY


Peter H. O’Donnell, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL


This live activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with bladder cancer.


This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of urologists, medical oncologists, and other health care providers involved in the referral and treatment of patients with advanced and metastatic Bladder Cancer.


On completing the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Review the role of the immune system in the pathogenesis of patients with bladder cancer
  • Describe the immunotherapy clinical trial data in the systemic treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic bladder cancer
  • Discuss the personalization of care that incorporates shared decision-making in the management of patients with advanced or metastatic Bladder Cancer


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


This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the treatment and management of patients with bladder cancer.

CNE Credits:
1.0 ANCC Contact Hour

CNE 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 of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


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Dr. Arjun V. Balar reports that he has served as a consultant for AstraZeneca Medlmmune; Genenlech, Inc. F. Hoffmann La Rocha Lt .; and Merck & Co., Inc, Pfizer. He has also received research grants from Merck & Co, AstraZeneca, Genentech, and Seattle Genetics.

Dr. Peter H. O’Donnell reports the following disclosures
Research Funding: Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Genentech/Roche, AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Acerta Pharma, Janssen, Seattle Genetics
Consultant: Merck
Honoraria: Genetech/Roche, Merk, AstraZeneca, Astellas Pharma, Seattle Genentics, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Biotech, Parexel, Xcenda,
Stock and Ownership Interest: Allergan

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

CNE Content Review
Nurse reviewer: Lynnsey Grzybowski, RN, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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RELEASE DATE: January 22, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: January 22, 2020

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