About This Initiative
The incredible clinical success of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) has resulted in widespread use across many cancer types. The indications for use continue to expand at a rapid pace and the development of novel ICIs and combination therapies continue to be evaluated for multiple indications. Observations and reports of toxicities, sometimes severe, have been described in nearly every organ system. These immune-related adverse events (irAEs) manifest differently depending on the pathway targeted by the therapy (i.e., CTLA-4 or PD-1/PD-L1), and the emerging use of combination therapies has only increased the frequency of adverse events.
This initiative will explore ICIs, their mechanisms of action and adverse effects, current and expanding indications, and strategies for early recognition of irAEs as well as effective management and best practices for patient education and monitoring.
This case-based educational activity will include an overview of immune checkpoint inhibitors, their mechanisms of action and adverse effects, current and expanding indications, and strategies for early recognition, effective management and best practices for patient education and monitoring.
Ask the Experts Webinar
The content for this activity is based on questions and comments from participants in the first educational activity on this topic.
Engaging the Experts Podcasts
irAE Potpourri: A Little Bit of This and That for Anyone and EveryoneListen Now
Pharmacist Education on Immunotherapy: An Investment into the Patient as a Team Member in irAE ManagementListen Now
Expert Insight Commentaries
The Pharmacist as Immunotherapy Educator: Focus on the Human FactorView Expert Insight
What if we are the key? Pharmacist Roles for Oncology Palliative CareView Expert Insight