The Multidisciplinary Team Approach: Optimizing Breast Cancer Therapy in the Targeted Treatment Era

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Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD
Co-Chair, Breast Cancer Research
Chair of Breast Cancer Prevention Research
Baylor-Sammons Cancer Center
Dallas, Texas


Reshma Lillaney Mahtani, DO
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami Health System
Miami, FL


This live activity will cover the treatment and management of patients with metastatic, hormone receptor-positive, HER-2 negative breast cancer.


This CME initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, pharmacists, medical oncologists, and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of patients with breast cancer.


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

  • Describe the antitumorigenic mechanisms of the CDK 4/6 inhibitors in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer
  • Discuss the CDK 4/6 inhibitor clinical trial data for patients with HR+, HER-2 negative advanced breast cancer across multiple lines of therapy
  • Review nurses’ and pharmacists’ roles in recognizing breast cancer treatment- related adverse events while optimizing patient medication persistence
  • Explain the patient’s and health care team’s responsibilities to optimize outcomes through ongoing education and communication to support adherence to breast cancer treatments


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.


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.


Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in treating and managing patients with breast cancer. CNE Credits: 1.0 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.


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Dr. Joyce O’Shaugnessy reports consulting with Celgene, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Novartis.

Dr. Reshma Lillaney Mahtani, reports that she has served as a consultant for Pfizer and Novartis.

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.

The 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 related to the content of this CME/CNE activity:

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Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes, has nothing to disclose.


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During this lecture, 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 live activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

Participants will receive their certificate via email within 30 days.


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RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: November 27, 2019

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