Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Urothelial Carcinoma: Recent Clinical Updates

Release Date: September 30, 2020 

Expiration Date: September 29, 2021

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC).

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech, Astellas, and Seattle Genetics, Inc.

Target audience

The target audience for this initiative includes medical oncologists, urologic oncologists, urologists, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, oncology pharmacists), oncology nurses, and other healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in treating patients with urothelial carcinoma.

Overview

In a recent survey of community cancer care professionals conducted by the Association of Community Cancer Centers, bladder was reported to be one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers after breast, lung, prostate, and colorectal. For many community oncologists, it is hard to stay abreast of clinical updates and changing treatment recommendations across all tumor types. This initiative will summarize recent clinical data for immunotherapies and emerging targeted therapies used to treat advanced and metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Strategies for identification and management of treatment-related adverse events, as well as effective solutions for improving multidisciplinary care coordination, will also be covered.  

Objectives

At the end of this educational initiative, for patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma, participants should be able to …

  • Review available evidence for the use of checkpoint inhibitors and novel agents, including antibody drug conjugates and fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors
  • Explore strategies for identification and management of immune-related and FGFR inhibitor-associated adverse events
  • Outline effective solutions for improving coordination and communication within the multidisciplinary cancer care team to improve patient outcomes


Your Faculty

Pedro C. Barata, MD, MSc  
Assistant Professor, Deming Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Genitourinary Cancers
Tulane University 

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). AXIS Medical Education 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.


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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Credit Designation for Physicians AXIS Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation for Nursing AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 0.75 contact hours.

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Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

Name of  Planner / Manager / Reviewer / AdvisorReported Financial Relationship
Pedro Barata, MD, MSc                                                                                          Consultant (Institution): Astellas; Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp; Bristol Myers Squibb; Caris; Clovis Oncology; Eisai; EMD Serono; Dendreon; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson; and Pfizer, Inc.  

Contracted Research
: AstraZeneca and BlueEarth Diagnostics

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:


Name of Planner / Manager / Reviewer / AdvisorReported Financial Relationship
 
Latha Shivakumar, PhD                              Nothing to disclose 
Mary Stanley, PMPNothing to disclose 
Leigh M. Boehmer, PharmD, BCOPNothing to disclose 
Marilyn Haas, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP-BCNothing to disclose 
Dee Morgillo, MEd.,CHCPNothing to disclose 
Robert Mocharnuk MD
Common Stock: Merck

Disclaimer

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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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. 

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Pedro C. Barata, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Deming Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, Genitourinary Cancers Tulane University

Dr. Pedro Barata earned his medical degree from the New University of Lisbon in 2009 and completed his medical oncology training in 2016. Subsequently, he was invited to join the genitourinary group at Taussig Cancer Center, where he worked as a clinical fellow in genitourinary malignancies. Dr. Barata then moved to Tulane University to continue his clinical and research work in the GU field. Dr Barata successfully expanded the genitourinary program offered at Tulane Cancer Center and he currently leads the kidney and bladder cancer program at Tulane University with a focus on clinical trials. 

Dr. Barata has authored or co-authored more than 60 research publications in high-quality journals, such as Cancer, Annals of Oncology, and CA: Cancer journal Clinicians, with more than 700 scientific citations. In addition, he has presented multiple abstracts at important national and international meetings and has won multiple prestigious awards, including the Scholar-in-Training Award, AACR-NCI-EORTC Triple Meeting (2017) and the Annual Accelerating Anticancer Agent Development and Validation (AAADV) Program Scholarship (2018). 

He serves as a reviewer for prestigious peer-reviewed journals, such as JAMA Oncology, ASCO and Journal Global Oncology and is a panel reviewer for Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) for genitourinary tumors.  

 

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Pre-Assessment
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Course Content
Recorded 09/22/2020
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Post-activity Assessment
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CME/CNE/Certificate of Participation
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