Expert Insights: Precision Medicine in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Release Date: June 7, 2022
Expiration Date: June 7, 2023

Target Audience
The target audience for this activity is advanced practitioners (NP/PA), and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with NSCLC.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess current biomarker testing guidelines for patients with NSCLC, including recommended strategies to detect common driver mutations
  • Review the safety and efficacy results of current and emerging targeted therapies for patients with NSCLC that harbor driver mutations
  • Discuss the value of multidisciplinary team communication and the inclusion of the patient as part of the care team

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Bio Ascend. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must: 1) read the educational objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; 3) complete the pre- and post-test and evaluation.

Participants who complete the educational activity, pre- and post-test, and evaluation will receive a certificate of credit.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:

Marianne Davies, DNP, ACNP, AOCNP, FAAN (Chair)
Associate Professor
Yale University
Yale School of Nursing
Oncology Nurse Practitioner - Thoracic & Solid Tumor
Smilow Cancer Hospital @Yale-New Haven
New Haven, Connecticut

No relevant financial information to disclose  

Elizabeth Waxman, BSN, MSN, ANP-BC
Department of Thoracic /Head & Neck Medical Oncology
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

No relevant financial information to disclose  

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  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 and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

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