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Integrating Immune Checkpoints into Gastrointestinal Cancer Therapy: Have we Arrived?

Dr. Michael Overman, discusses ongoing studies in colon cancer and pancreatic cancer at the 2017 UPCI GI Oncology Symposium.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize where anti-PD1 therapy is used in gastrointestinal cancers
  • Recognize the results of a recent large phase III clinical trial in gastric cancer

Reading Resources:

  1. Sargent, et al. ASCO 2008; Tejpar BJC 2009;  Koopman BJC 2009
  2. Overman et al. ASCO 2016 and GI ASCO 2017
  3. Janssen B et al. In: Szende A et al. Self-Reported Population Health: An International Perspective based on EQ-5D. Springer, 2014:19-30.
  4. Lee et al. JCO 2015; Hardacre et al. JGS 2013

Disclosures: 

Dr. Overman has financial interests with the following proprietary entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below: 

  • Grant/Research Support: Medimmune, BMS, Roche, Amgen, Merck
  • Consultant: BMS, Roche, Sirtex

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 10/31/2017 | Last Modified On: 10/31/2017 | Expires: 10/31/2018

Presenter

Michael J. Overman, MD

Michael J. Overman, MD Associate Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
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