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Newsletter
jul 15
2011
Release date

Advances in the Management of Prostate Cancer: Highlights from the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting

Prostate Cancer

MEDIA: Newsletter

Estimated time to complete activity: 1.0 hour | Release date: Friday, July 15, 2011 | Expiration date: Saturday, July 14, 2012

INTRODUCTION

The 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting held June 3-7, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois, provided a comprehensive review of key experimental and clinical data presented at the conference. Included in this newsletter are highlights from the conference covering major plenary sessions, key symposia, and targeted oral and poster presentations on the advances in the management of prostate cancer.

FEATURED CONTENT

Androgen Synthesis and Signaling
Sipuleucel-T
Cabazitaxel
Multitargeted Inhibitors
Supportive Care/Bone Mets
Intermittent vs Continuous Androgen Suppression
PSA Screening
Novel Therapeutic Mechanisms

EDITORS


Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD

Clinical Director
The Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Charles J. Ryan, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California
San Francisco, California

TARGET AUDIENCE

The intended audience for this activity is medical oncologists, hematologist-oncologists, urologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists caring for patients with prostate cancer.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Analyze the benefits and limitations of current treatment strategies for CRPC
  • Assess clinical data on emerging treatment strategies for CRPC
  • Discuss alternative treatment regimens for prostate cancer patients who have failed docetaxel
  • Evaluate future treatment strategies for advancement of therapeutic progress in CRPC
  • Recommend specific treatment strategies for patients with different characteristics, based on knowledge of the therapeutic options

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING EDUCATION

Accreditation Statement
Educational Concepts Group, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Educational Concepts Group, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PHARMACIST CONTINUING EDUCATION

ACPE Logo Educational Concepts Group, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

Educational Concepts Group, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEU) (UAN 0199-0000-11-021-H01-P).

Type of activity: Knowledge-based

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period Friday, July 15, 2011 through Saturday, July 14, 2012, participants must 1) read the educational objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the post-activity assessment.

CME/CE CREDIT

Physicians and pharmacists who complete the post-activity assessment with a score of 70% or better may view and print their credit letter or statement of credit via the website, www.educationalconcepts.net.

POLICY ON DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of ECG that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME/CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow ECG to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest.

The Following Faculty Members Have Declared Relevant Financial Relationships

Jonathan E. Rosenberg, MD Grants/Research Support ImClone Systems
Consultant Fees GlaxoSmithKline
ImClone Systems
Novartis
  Honorarium Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Pfizer Inc
Charles J. Ryan, MD Honorarium sanofi-aventis

Staff Disclosure
Planners and managers at ECG have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The editors wish to thank Maureen Haas, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, for assistance in writing this document.

DISCLOSURE OF OFF-LABEL USE

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. ECG does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of ECG. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

DISCLAIMER

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product or consult the Physicians’ Desk Reference for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This activity is supported by educational grants from the following: Abbott Laboratories, Dendreon Corporation, Teva Pharmaceuticals

CME/CE INQUIRIES

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Educational Concepts Group, LLC
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Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Phone: 1.866.933.1681
Fax: 1.866.933.1692
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None of the contents may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission from the publisher. This activity may be accessed at www.educationalconcepts.net.

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