Role of Immunotherapy in the Era of Precision Medicine


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Target Audience

Physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of applications of immunotherapy in personalized cancer care.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify emerging strategies for use of cancer immunotherapy in solid tumor oncology
  2. Summarize the clinical applications and limitations of predictive biomarkers of immune checkpoint inhibitors
  3. Develop a translational framework for evaluating additional IO biomarkers

Accreditation and Credit Designation

The Society for Translational Oncology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society for Translational Oncology designates this CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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It is the policy of the Society for Translational Oncology (STO) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities through the disclosure of financial interests and other relationships.  As an education provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), STO must comply with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence.

In accordance with the policy of STO, all persons in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies occurring within the last 24 months. STO abides by a policy of anonymous peer review: disclosure of any financial relationships with ineligible companies/commercial interests will be reviewed by the CME Activity Directors with the ad hoc assistance of external reviewers; any conflicts of interest found will be mitigated prior to the activity.

Author Disclosure(s)

Justin F. Gainor, MD

  • Honoraria: Pfizer, Novartis, Takeda, Theravance, Merck, Incyte, Genentech/Roche
  • Consulting or advisory role: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Ariad/Takeda, Genentech/Roche, Loxo/Lilly, Mirati, EMD Serono, AstraZeneca, Blueprint, Amgen, Agios, Regeneron, Oncorus, Moderna, Pfizer, GlydeBio, Kowa Research
  • Travel: Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Takeda
  • Research funding: Novartis, Genentech, Takeda
  • Institutional Research funding: Tesaro, Moderna, Blueprint, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jounce, Array Biopharma, Adaptimmune, Novartis, Alexo, Merck

Moderator Disclosure

Bruce Chabner, M.D.

EMD Serono, Cyteir, Eli Lilly & Co., Boston Pharmaceuticals, Chugai Pharmaceuticals.

Aditya Bardia, M.D., MPH

Advisory role with Pfizer, Novartis, Genentech, Merck, Radius Health, Immunomedics, Taiho, Sanofi, Diiachi Pharma/Astra Zeneca, Puma Biotechnology, Biothernostics Inc., Phillips, Eli Lilly, Foundation Medicine.
Research funding from BGenentech, Novartis, Pfizer, Merck, Sanofi, Radius Health, Immunomedics, Diiachi Pharma/Astra Zeneca. 

CME Activity Directors Disclosures

Jayne S. Gurtler, M.D., F.A.C.P.

No financial relationships relevant to the content of this activity have been disclosed.

Staff Planners Disclosures

No financial relationships relevant to the content of this actvity have been disclosed by the staff planners.

Commercial Support

This activity was funded in part through educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

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