Ask The Experts: The Evolution of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors to Treat Lung Cancer and Melanoma
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ETRegister Now Handout
Handout available at least 24 hours before webinar.
Immune checkpoint inhibition continues to evolve as standard therapy for a growing number of solid and hematologic malignancies including melanoma and lung cancer. This educational activity will discuss the pathophysiology and evolution of immune checkpoint inhibitors and analyze recent survival and toxicity data for managing patients with melanoma and lung cancer. Additionally, identification of biomarkers to optimize immune checkpoint inhibitor selection will be explored.
The content for this activity is based on questions and comments from participants at a recent educational symposium on this topic. Time for additional questions from the webinar audience will be provided at the end of the presentation.
- Define the pathophysiology of immunotherapy and the evolution of immune checkpoint inhibition.
- Analyze recent immune checkpoint inhibitor survival and toxicity data and apply to the therapy management of patients with melanoma and lung cancer.
- Identify established and emerging biomarkers to optimize selection of immune checkpoint regimens for patients with melanoma and lung cancer.
- Describe interprofessional education strategies for patients and caregivers on the safety and monitoring of immune checkpoint inhibitors.
This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners involved in the treatment of lung cancer and melanoma patients with immunotherapies.
This activity features slide presentations, active learning, and questions/discussion with faculty.
Christine M. Walko, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP, Activity Chair
Associate Member, Department of Individualized Cancer Management
Moffitt Cancer Center
Christine M. Walko, Pharm.D., BCOP, FCCP, is a Personalized Medicine Specialist at the DeBartolo Family Personalized Medicine Institute at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and is also Associate Professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. She is also the Chair of the Clinical Genomics Action Committee (CGAC) and attending on the Personalized Medicine Clinical Service at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Walko received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. She also completed a Hematology/Oncology specialty residency at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals and Clinics and a Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a board certified oncology pharmacist.
She has researched and published extensively in oncology therapy and has presented nationally and internationally on oncology and pharmacogenomics and other topics related to treating patients with cancer.
Shetal Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Shetal A. Patel, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Patel specializes in seeing patients with thoracic and head/neck cancer.
Dr. Patel obtained her M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, studying cancer biology for her graduate work. She then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital prior to returning to the University of Pennsylvania for a fellowship in Medical Oncology. She has particular interests in translational research related to immune and targeted therapies, by designing novel treatment trials based on preclinical studies. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Association of Cancer Research and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Dr. Patel also serves as a Molecular Tumor Board member for the ASCO Targeted Agent Profiling and Utilization Registry.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
ACPE #: 0204-0000-20-412-L01-P
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour
Activity Fee: Free of charge
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.