The Dawn of New Treatment Approaches for HER2‐negative Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic Gastric or GEJ cancers
Speakers: Manish A. Shah, MD, FASCO, Professor of MedicineZev Wainberg, MD, Professor of Medicine and Surgery Co-Director
Duration: 60 minutes
Presented on: November 9, 2023
Manish A. Shah, MD, FASCO
Manish A. Shah, MD, FASCO
Professor of MedicineManish A. Shah, MD, FASCO is professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he also serves as the Bartlett Family professor for gastrointestinal malignancies, chief of the Solid Tumor Service, and director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Shah is the current chair for the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Delivery Care Council and previous chair of the ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Committee. His career is focused on the care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies through improved care delivery, drug development, and defining of disease subtypes.
Zev Wainberg, MD
Zev Wainberg, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery Co-DirectorZev Wainberg, MD is an academic medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal malignancies at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. He is the co-director of the Gastro-Intestinal Oncology Program and medical director of the Pancreas Cancer Center at UCLA, with a joint appointment in medicine and surgery. Dr. Wainberg is also director of the Early Phase Clinical Research Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA. He is the principal investigator on more than 25 clinical trials focused on targeted therapeutics in patients with gastrointestinal cancers.
The Dawn of New Treatment Approaches for HER2-negative Advanced Unresectable or Metastatic Gastric or GEJ Cancers
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTThis activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Astellas and Merck.
DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATIONThis activity was released on November 9, 2023 and is valid until November 9, 2024. Requests for credit must be made no later than November 9, 2024.
TARGET AUDIENCEThe primary target audience for this activity are medical oncologists, GI oncologists, gastroenterologists, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, oncology pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with gastric or GEJ cancer.
STATEMENT OF NEED/PROGRAM OVERVIEWGastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers are difficult to treat and have poor prognosis, particularly for patients who do not carry HER2 alterations. Recent advances in targeted therapy and immunotherapy for HER2-negative advanced gastric and GEJ cancers are changing the treatment landscape for these difficult-to-treat cancers, providing new treatment options and improving patient outcomes.
Join a panel of two gastrointestinal oncologists to discuss novel biomarkers that can guide treatment of HER2-negative gastric cancer, factors that can influence therapy selection for patients, and strategies to maximize outcomes by managing treatment-associated adverse events.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVESAfter completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Discuss biomarker testing and its significance in selecting therapy to manage patients with gastric and GEJ cancers
- Evaluate efficacy and safety data from practice-changing clinical trials on new and emerging targeted therapies for HER2-negative metastatic gastric and GEJ cancers
- Discuss optimum management of MSI-H/dMMR tumors with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs)
- Outline adverse events associated with targeted therapies and immunotherapies for HER2-negative metastatic gastric and GEJ cancers
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ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETEThis activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
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The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
Faculty Conflicts of Interest Manish A. Shah, MD, FASCO
Chief, Solid Tumor Oncology Service
Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Co-Director, Center for Advanced Digestive Care
Bartlett Family Professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine
Research Grant: Astellas, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Merck Zev Wainberg, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Co-Director, GI Oncology Program
Director, Early Phase Clinical Research Program
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
UCLA School of Medicine
Consultant, Advisor: Amgen, Arcus, Astellas, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Daiichi, Gilead, Ipsen, Merck, Novartis, Seagen
Grant: Arcus, Bristol Meyers Squibb
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