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mCRPC Care: Reducing Progression Risk by Combining Enzalutamide and Talazoparib

2/20/2024
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Neeraj Agarwal, MD, FASCO TALAPRO-2 was a recent phase 3 study conducted in the first-line metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) setting. Patients were randomized to receive either enzalutamide plus talazoparib or enzalutamide plus placebo, and the researchers found that there was a 37 percent reduction in risk of progression or death among those who received enzalutamide plus talazoparib. Dive further into the findings and their implications for patients with mCRPC with Dr. Charles Turck and Dr. Neeraj Agarwal, Professor of Medicine at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

Duration:00:12:50

Prostate Cancer Research: Why Disparities Exist in Mortality and Trial Access

2/15/2024
Host: Rishi Sekar, MD A recent study sought to investigate why there are disparities in mortality as well as access and participation in clinical trials among vulnerable prostate cancer populations. According to the findings, counties in the United States that had the highest prostate cancer mortality were less likely to have any clinical trials in the area. Dive further into the results with Dr. Rishi Sekar, who presented the “Disparities in Prostate Cancer Mortality and Clinical Trial Availability Across Vulnerable Populations” session at the 2024 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

Duration:00:03:51

Novel Immune Checkpoint Strategies in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Care

2/9/2024
Host: Jacob Sands, MD Guest: Aakesh Desai, MD, MPH According to research featured at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting, novel immune checkpoint targets have the potential to inform drug development and combination strategies to optimize the care of patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Tune in to hear Dr. Jacob Sands explore the key findings with Dr. Aakash Desai, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the O’Neal Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Duration:00:10:06

Prostate Cancer Care: Improving Hormonal Therapy Sequencing Post-Treatment Intensification

2/9/2024
Host: Zachery Reichert MD, PhD If hormonal therapies are not working for prostate cancer patients, chemotherapy may be a reliable alternative based on findings from a recent study. In fact, out of the 70 percent of patients who had pain when entering the study, 45 percent had their pain improved with chemotherapy. Dive more into the findings with Dr. Zachery Reichert, who presented the “Sequencing Hormonal Therapies After Treatment Intensification” session at the 2024 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

Duration:00:06:30

Unlocking the Potential of HER2-Targeted Therapy: Breakthroughs in NSCLC Therapeutic Approaches

2/9/2024
Host: Helena Yu, MD Dr. Helena Yu of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center presents an insightful overview of HER2 targeted therapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), emphasizing the critical role of broad molecular profiling in ensuring effective treatment, particularly for the 2-4% of NSCLC patients with HER2 mutations. Dr. Yu highlights the effectiveness of newer antibody–drug conjugates (ADCs) such as trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd) for NSCLC with HER2 mutations, while also detailing identification and management of potential side effects. Through a patient engagement vignette, she underscores the importance of aligning treatment choices with patient and clinician goals, highlighting shared decision-making in managing HER2-mutant NSCLC.

Duration:00:11:29

Incorporating Data Into Practice: Late-Breaking Highlights on G/GEJ Cancers From the 2024 GI Congress

2/5/2024
Host: Yelena Janjigian, MD The therapeutic landscape for gastric and gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) cancer is rapidly evolving, with biomarkers directing treatment selection. Recent evidence suggests that the combination of HER2-targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors has synergistic effects, highlighting the importance of the most recent clinical data regarding first-line treatments for advanced or metastatic G/GEJ cancers and the differentiation between HER2-positive and -negative tumors. In addition to HER2, Claudin 18 splice variant 2 (CLDN18.2) has emerged as a new biomarker for targeted treatment. Multiple factors should be considered in first-line treatment selection, including biomarker positivity, performance status, and potential toxicity. In this program, topics presented by expert faculty will illustrate the biomarker-related clinicopathologic features of G/GEJ cancers as well as how to incorporate the latest evidence to individualize first-line treatment for patients with G/GEJ cancers. Please stay tuned for additional content to this program available for credit. MedEd On The Go will track the episodes you watch and provide you with the option to claim credit once you have reached the level of participation needed in order to claim. The maximum amount of credits available for the entire activity is 1.25.

Duration:00:05:59

What Is the Evidence Supporting CLDN18.2 Targeting in Frontline Management of G/GEJ Cancers

2/5/2024
Host: Samuel J. Klempner, MD The therapeutic landscape for gastric and gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) cancer is rapidly evolving, with biomarkers directing treatment selection. Recent evidence suggests that the combination of HER2-targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors has synergistic effects, highlighting the importance of the most recent clinical data regarding first-line treatments for advanced or metastatic G/GEJ cancers and the differentiation between HER2-positive and -negative tumors. In addition to HER2, Claudin 18 splice variant 2 (CLDN18.2) has emerged as a new biomarker for targeted treatment. Multiple factors should be considered in first-line treatment selection, including biomarker positivity, performance status, and potential toxicity. In this program, topics presented by expert faculty will illustrate the biomarker-related clinicopathologic features of G/GEJ cancers as well as how to incorporate the latest evidence to individualize first-line treatment for patients with G/GEJ cancers. Please stay tuned for additional content to this program available for credit. MedEd On The Go will track the episodes you watch and provide you with the option to claim credit once you have reached the level of participation needed in order to claim. The maximum amount of credits available for the entire activity is 1.25.

Duration:00:05:59

What Is the Current Standard for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic HER2-Positive G/GEJ Cancers?

2/5/2024
Host: Yelena Janjigian, MD The therapeutic landscape for gastric and gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) cancer is rapidly evolving, with biomarkers directing treatment selection. Recent evidence suggests that the combination of HER2-targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors has synergistic effects, highlighting the importance of the most recent clinical data regarding first-line treatments for advanced or metastatic G/GEJ cancers and the differentiation between HER2-positive and -negative tumors. In addition to HER2, Claudin 18 splice variant 2 (CLDN18.2) has emerged as a new biomarker for targeted treatment. Multiple factors should be considered in first-line treatment selection, including biomarker positivity, performance status, and potential toxicity. In this program, topics presented by expert faculty will illustrate the biomarker-related clinicopathologic features of G/GEJ cancers as well as how to incorporate the latest evidence to individualize first-line treatment for patients with G/GEJ cancers. Please stay tuned for additional content to this program available for credit. MedEd On The Go will track the episodes you watch and provide you with the option to claim credit once you have reached the level of participation needed in order to claim. The maximum amount of credits available for the entire activity is 1.25.

Duration:00:05:59

What Is the Current Standard for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic HER2-Negative G/GEJ Cancers?

2/5/2024
Host: Yelena Janjigian, MD The therapeutic landscape for gastric and gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) cancer is rapidly evolving, with biomarkers directing treatment selection. Recent evidence suggests that the combination of HER2-targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors has synergistic effects, highlighting the importance of the most recent clinical data regarding first-line treatments for advanced or metastatic G/GEJ cancers and the differentiation between HER2-positive and -negative tumors. In addition to HER2, Claudin 18 splice variant 2 (CLDN18.2) has emerged as a new biomarker for targeted treatment. Multiple factors should be considered in first-line treatment selection, including biomarker positivity, performance status, and potential toxicity. In this program, topics presented by expert faculty will illustrate the biomarker-related clinicopathologic features of G/GEJ cancers as well as how to incorporate the latest evidence to individualize first-line treatment for patients with G/GEJ cancers. Please stay tuned for additional content to this program available for credit. MedEd On The Go will track the episodes you watch and provide you with the option to claim credit once you have reached the level of participation needed in order to claim. The maximum amount of credits available for the entire activity is 1.25.

Duration:00:06:00

Claudin18.2: An Emerging Biomarker and Its Significance as a Therapeutic Target in G/GEJ Cancers

2/5/2024
Host: Samuel J. Klempner, MD The therapeutic landscape for gastric and gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) cancer is rapidly evolving, with biomarkers directing treatment selection. Recent evidence suggests that the combination of HER2-targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors has synergistic effects, highlighting the importance of the most recent clinical data regarding first-line treatments for advanced or metastatic G/GEJ cancers and the differentiation between HER2-positive and -negative tumors. In addition to HER2, Claudin 18 splice variant 2 (CLDN18.2) has emerged as a new biomarker for targeted treatment. Multiple factors should be considered in first-line treatment selection, including biomarker positivity, performance status, and potential toxicity. In this program, topics presented by expert faculty will illustrate the biomarker-related clinicopathologic features of G/GEJ cancers as well as how to incorporate the latest evidence to individualize first-line treatment for patients with G/GEJ cancers. Please stay tuned for additional content to this program available for credit. MedEd On The Go will track the episodes you watch and provide you with the option to claim credit once you have reached the level of participation needed in order to claim. The maximum amount of credits available for the entire activity is 1.25.

Duration:00:05:59

HER2 & PD-L1: Exploring Clinical Characteristics of G/GEJ Cancers in Relation to Biomarker Positivity

2/5/2024
Host: Yelena Janjigian, MD The therapeutic landscape for gastric and gastroesophageal junction (G/GEJ) cancer is rapidly evolving, with biomarkers directing treatment selection. Recent evidence suggests that the combination of HER2-targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors has synergistic effects, highlighting the importance of the most recent clinical data regarding first-line treatments for advanced or metastatic G/GEJ cancers and the differentiation between HER2-positive and -negative tumors. In addition to HER2, Claudin 18 splice variant 2 (CLDN18.2) has emerged as a new biomarker for targeted treatment. Multiple factors should be considered in first-line treatment selection, including biomarker positivity, performance status, and potential toxicity. In this program, topics presented by expert faculty will illustrate the biomarker-related clinicopathologic features of G/GEJ cancers as well as how to incorporate the latest evidence to individualize first-line treatment for patients with G/GEJ cancers. Please stay tuned for additional content to this program available for credit. MedEd On The Go will track the episodes you watch and provide you with the option to claim credit once you have reached the level of participation needed in order to claim. The maximum amount of credits available for the entire activity is 1.25.

Duration:00:05:59

Expert Answers to Common Questions for Improving the Road to Remission with CAR T-Cell Therapies in Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Considerations for Community Practice

1/29/2024
Guest: Caron A. Jacobson, MD CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies are revolutionizing the treatment of aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), offering patients with refractory/relapsed disease the chance for a potential cure after a single infusion. However, the widespread use of CAR T-cell therapies faces several challenges, from the production of the therapies to the management of toxicities to issues of inpatient vs outpatient administration. While CAR T-cell therapies have historically been given in the inpatient setting, interest in outpatient delivery is growing, and this option may become more feasible if logistical issues and lack of multidisciplinary collaboration between the community provider and the CAR-T cell therapy center can be overcome. AXIS routinely collects and analyzes data gathered from participants in our live activities. These questions provide incredible insight regarding the persistent challenges that clinicians face when trying to optimize treatment and management of patients with cancer, helping to verify where clinical practice gaps exist. This activity will provide expert answers to questions asked during a recent educational series on CAR T-cell therapies in large B-cell lymphoma regarding practical considerations for CAR T-cell therapies.

Duration:00:15:59

Emerging Strategies in Multi-Cancer Early Detection

1/29/2024
Host: Charles Turck, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP Guest: Tomasz Beer, MD, FACP Guest: Betsy O'Donnell, MD Recent estimates show that only 14 percent of cancers are detected through routine screening, meaning the majority of patients are diagnosed after the onset of clinical symptoms. But multi-cancer early detection (MCED) tests offer the opportunity to potentially expand our ability to detect cancer through a single blood draw. Explore how MCED tests might help bridge the gaps that exist in today’s cancer screening paradigm and the recent studies on these tests with Drs. Tom Beer and Betsy O’Donnell. Dr. Beer is the Chief Medical Officer for Multi-Cancer Early Detection at Exact Sciences Corporation, and Dr. O’Donnell is the Director of Early Detection and Prevention of Malignant Conditions at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Duration:00:13:29

The Necessity of a Multidisciplinary Approach Through the mCRPC Treatment Journey

1/29/2024
Guest: Jessica E. Hawley M.D. M.S. For patients who start out with hormone sensitive prostate cancer, there's a period of time where the prostate cancer cells are responsive to suppressing testosterone production. So there’s a nice disease response early in that time period after diagnosis and when initial treatment has begun, but how long is each patient going to respond to that initial treatment, and what role does the multidisciplinary team have? Dive in with Dr. Jessica Hawley, Medical Oncologist at Fred Hutch Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Duration:00:03:30

Treating High-Risk Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer: An Update from ASCO-GU

1/25/2024
Host: Neal Shore, MD Between 20 and 50 percent of patients with high-risk localized prostate cancer will develop biochemical resistance, but historically, no Level I evidence for treatment was available. That’s why the EMBARK study is the first phase 3 trial to develop Level I evidence looking at monotherapy T suppression versus monotherapy enzalutamide versus combination enzalutamide and leuprolide. Dive into the findings with Dr. Neal Shore, who presented the “Outcomes of Men with High-Risk Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer Who Suspended Enzalutamide Monotherapy Treatment in the Phase 3 EMBARK Study” session at the 2024 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

Duration:00:04:57

ASCO GU 2024: Reviewing Updated Practice Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

1/25/2024
Guest: Jessica E. Hawley M.D. M.S. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has recommended new guidelines for the treatment of prostate Cancer. In this episode, you’ll learn about the top three biggest changes to the NCCN guidelines. Tune in with Dr. Jessica Hawley, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, who will also present this topic at the ASCO GU Symposium 2024.

Duration:00:04:49

Prostate Cancer Care: Overcoming Challenges in Delivering Germline Testing to Veterans

1/25/2024
Host: Daniel Kwon, MD Between patient anxiety and insurance implications, there are several challenges associated with delivering germline testing to veterans with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more about these challenges and proposed solutions with Dr. Daniel Kwon, who presented the “Challenges in Patient-Centered Germline Testing Delivery for Veterans with Advanced Prostate Cancer” session at the 2024 ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium.

Duration:00:04:59

Maximizing Benefit With the Expanding Options for Gastric Cancer: Patient Selection and Management

1/16/2024
Guest: James M. Cleary, MD, PhD Guest: Kathleen Madden, FNP, MSN, AOCNP, APHN This on-demand features an expert case discussion on the current landscape of gastric cancer, from patient selection to treatment management to maximize benefit. Join Dr. James M. Cleary, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Kathleen Madden, Family Nuse Practitioner at the Melanoma Program at NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York, NY, to learn more.

Duration:00:34:27

ASCO/ESMO 2023 Roundtable: Contextualizing the Latest Advances in HER2-Targeted Therapy for Solid Tumors

1/16/2024
Host: Kathleen Moore, MD, MS Guest: Susana Banerjee, MBBS, MA, FRCP, PhD Guest: Shubham Pant, MD, MBBS HER2-targeted treatments have been extensively researched and approved in breast, gastric, and non-small cell lung cancers. Are these same therapies effective at treating other HER2-positive tumors? Join our faculty as they examine the potential role for HER2-directed antibody-drug conjugates in treating advanced solid tumors and discuss the latest data around the efficacy and safety of these agents.

Duration:00:04:56

Bladder Cancer: HER2-Targeted ADCs for Genitourinary Cancers

1/16/2024
Guest: Brad McGregor, MD HER2-targeted treatments have been extensively researched and approved in breast, gastric, and non-small cell lung cancers. Are these same therapies effective at treating other HER2-positive tumors? Join our faculty as they examine the potential role for HER2-directed antibody-drug conjugates in treating advanced solid tumors and discuss the latest data around the efficacy and safety of these agents.

Duration:00:04:53