Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are recommended for various patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Healthcare professionals (HCPs) must be familiar with current expert recommendations for use of ICIs as results of biomarker testing, and PD-L1 levels can influence choice of therapy. Once ICIs are used, HCPs need to be aware of the potential for immune-related adverse events (irAEs). In this video lecture, an expert discusses strategies for optimizing ICIs in advanced NSCLC including individualizing therapy decisions and managing adverse events
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Identify currently approved ICIs and the role of biomarker testing in their use in advanced NSCLC
- Describe recommended, evidence-based strategies to individualize treatment with ICIs for patients with advanced NSCLC
- Implement effective strategies for identification and management of irAEs in patients treated with ICIs
Oncology NPs, PAs, and nurses
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hours of pharmacology credit
NP course advisor: Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until July 13, 2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA course advisor: Jessica Garner, DMSc, PA-C, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Sandip P. Patel, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Certis, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Illumina, Merck, Pfizer, and Rakuten Medical; researcher: Amgen, AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Fate Therapeutics, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Merck, Pfizer.
Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP: consultant: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Jazz, Merck, Takeda.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP as noted above.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- View the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete evaluation form
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: July 14, 2022
Expiration date: July 13, 2023
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