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Maximizing Benefit With the Expanding Options for Gastric Cancer: Patient Selection and Management


On-demand recording of the PCE Oncology Fall Conference expert faculty presentation and case discussion on the current landscape of gastric cancer, from patient selection to treatment management to maximize benefit.

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Nurse Practitioners: 1.00 Nursing contact hours, includes 1.00 hour of pharmacotherapy credit

Released: December 11, 2023

Expiration: December 10, 2024



James M. Cleary

James M. Cleary, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of Clinical Research
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Kathleen Madden

Kathleen Madden, FNP, MSN, AOCNP, APHN

Melanoma Program
NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY

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Provided by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE)

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Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme, LLC.

Merck Sharp & Dohme, LLC

Target Audience

The proposed educational program is planned for and will be targeted to oncology NPs, PAs, and nurses who manage patients with gastric cancer.

Program Learning Goal

This continuing education activity aims to improve NP and PA knowledge and clinical competency in the management of patients with gastric cancer, including implementing guidelines, use of evidence-based strategies for treatment selection and sequencing, and the identification and management of AEs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct recommended molecular testing at diagnosis and later stages of gastric/GEJ cancer

  • Implement evidence-based guideline and molecular-guided strategies for treatment of patients with gastric/GEJ cancer

  • Apply recommended strategies to identify and manage AEs associated with newer therapies used in this setting


PACE requires every individual in a position to control educational content to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated according to PACE policies. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships. 

Primary Author

James M. Cleary, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of Clinical Research
Gastrointestinal Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

James M. Cleary, MD, PhD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Blueprint, Incyte; researcher: Apexigen, Arcus, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Esperas Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Merus, Servier.

Kathleen Madden, FNP, MSN, AOCNP, APHN

Melanoma Program
NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center
New York, NY

Kathleen Madden, FNP, MSN, AOCNP, APHN, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from December 11, 2023, through December 10, 2024:

  1.  Login or Sign Up for an account by clicking at the top of this page.
  2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  3. View and study the content in its entirety.
  4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65 and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.


This program has been made available online.

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.


Joint Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) 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.


Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1 contact hour, including 1 hour of pharmacology credit.

Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education

AAPAPartners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) 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 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until December 10, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


IPCE Credit Designation

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.