David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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An estimated 26,370 Americans will be diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2016. Most patients with gastric cancer present with advanced or metastatic disease, for which the prognosis is poor. The 5-year survival rate of patients with all stages of gastric cancer in the United States is approximately 29% and drops into the single digits for patients with stage III or IV disease. However, recent advances and recently updated clinical practice guidelines are changing standards of care. This activity will address the state-of-the-art management of advanced gastric cancer.
This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncologists, oncology nurses and other clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with gastric cancer.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
- Explain current evidence for the role of palliative chemotherapy to improve survival and quality of life.
- Select therapeutic targets, including HER2 and VEGFR-2, and recommend appropriate regimens directed against these targets using current standards of care.
- Describe efficacy and safety data on investigational therapies to counsel patients about clinical trial enrollment.
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David H. Ilson, MD, PhD, discloses the following conflicts of interest.
Consultant: Pieris, Bristol Myers Squibb, Astra-Zeneca, Genentech, Lilly, Merck, Amgen, Astellas
The 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 activity:
Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Karen Kaufman: Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Knight: Nothing to disclose
Lillian McVey: Nothing to disclose
Kathleen Hines: Nothing to disclose
Terry Glauser, MD: Nothing to disclose
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