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oct 19
Release date

Ovarian Cancer: Highlights from the 17th International Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology

Gynecologic Malignancies

MEDIA: Newsletter

Estimated time to complete activity: 1.0 hour | Release date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | Expiration date: Thursday, October 18, 2012


The 17th International Meeting of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) took place September 11-14, 2011, in Milan, Italy. This newsletter provides a comprehensive review of key experimental and clinical data presented at the conference, with highlights in scientific advancement, knowledge, and insight gained from this international scientific symposium.


PARP Inhibitors
MEK Inhibitors
Anti-Angiogenic Therapy
Monoclonal Antibodies
Cytotoxic Agents
Secondary Cytoreductive Surgery


Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Duke Cancer Institute
Duke University Health System
Durham, North Carolina

John H. Farley, MD, COL(ret), FACOG, FACS

Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Creighton University School of Medicine
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center,
a Member of Catholic Healthcare West
Phoenix, Arizona
Adjunct Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland


The intended audience for this activity includes gynecologic oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and oncology specialty pharmacists caring for patients with ovarian cancer.


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

  • Discuss updated efficacy and toxicity data for clinically available treatment options for patients with ovarian cancer
  • Incorporate clinical data describing new therapeutic agents or strategies into clinical practice to improve response and survival rates for patients with ovarian cancer
  • Correlate toxicity and tolerability data for therapeutic agents used to treat ovarian cancer with their impact on patient quality of life
  • Describe the proposed mechanisms of action of new and emerging therapeutic agents in development for the management of patients with ovarian cancer
  • Explain the implications of genetic analysis and biomarkers on treatment selection and response as they currently relate to patients with ovarian cancer


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.


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 0199-0000-11-201-H01-P).

Type of activity: Knowledge-based


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period Wednesday, October 19, 2011 through Thursday, October 18, 2012, participants must 1) read the educational objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the post-activity assessment.


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.


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

John H. Farley, MD, COL(ret), FACOG, FACS No relevant financial relationships to disclose
Angeles Alvarez Secord, MD
Grants/Research Support

Honorarium/Speakers' Bureau
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lilly USA, LLC

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


The editors wish to thank Lea Ann Hansen, PharmD, BCOP, for assistance in writing this document.


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.


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.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from the following: Genentech


For further information, please contact:
Educational Concepts Group, LLC
1300 Parkwood Circle SE, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Phone: 1.866.933.1681
Fax: 1.866.933.1692

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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