STATEMENT OF NEED
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, and it is
estimated that 12% of cases are classified as triple-negative for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) (ACS, 2019). Immune checkpoint inhibition in combination with chemotherapy is a new strategy in breast cancer, with the first immunotherapy approval for patients with advanced triple-negative disease occurring in 2019. Immune checkpoint inhibitors can boost the immune system and help immune cells to recognize and attack cancer cells. Immune checkpoint inhibition in combination with chemotherapy has been shown to improve outcomes in patients with programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1)–positive triple-negative breast cancer, including in early-stage, high-risk disease, unresectable or metastatic microsatellite instability–high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair–deficient (dMMR) solid tumors, or tumor mutational burden–high (TMB-H) tumors that have progressed (Thomas et al, 2021; NCCN, 2022). In this session, Julie LaBarbera, NP, will explore the uses of immune checkpoint inhibition, a therapeutic strategy which is moving to earlier settings in breast cancer, including preoperative therapy with pembrolizumab/chemotherapy. In addition, the discussion will feature an overview of immune-mediated adverse events and how they can be effectively graded and managed.
Oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, oncologists, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with breast cancer.
- Assess the indications and safety and efficacy profiles of novel immune checkpoint inhibitors for breast cancer
- Evaluate clinical tools for assessing and grading adverse events associated with novel immune checkpoint inhibitors
- Apply strategies to optimize the safety and tolerability of novel immune checkpoint inhibitors
- Develop educational strategies to help patients understand the benefits and risks of their breast cancer treatment plan
Julie A. LaBarbera, MSN, RN, AGACNP-BC
There is no fee to participate in or claim CME/NCPD/CPE credit for this activity.
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15824, for 1.0 contact hour.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
St. John Fisher University Wegmans School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. UAN # 0584-9999-22-047-H05-P is eligible for 1.0 ACPE CE hours.
The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points.
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OCN®, CPHON®, CBCN®, AOCNP®, AOCNS®, and BMTCN® renewal candidates may apply 1.0 ILNA points toward:
- Coordination of Care (CBCN®)
- Diagnosis and Staging (CBCN®)
- Nursing Practice (CBCN®)
- Oncology Nursing Practice (OCN®)
- Symptom Management, Palliative Care, Supportive Care (OCN®, CPHON®, AOCNP®)
- Treatment (OCN®, CBCN®, AOCNP®)
Please note that some of the course content applies to multiple content areas. The numerical value above indicates the maximum amount of points that can be claimed in each domain. The total amount of ILNA points claimed may not exceed the total amount of NCPD awarded from this course.
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
The i3 Health planners, reviewers, and managers have nothing to disclose.
St. John Fisher University Wegmans School of Pharmacy (WSOP) staff members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Julia A. LaBarbera, NP, discloses that she has served on an advisory board or panel for Biothera, Gilead Sciences, and Sermonix.
i3 Health has mitigated all relevant financial relationships.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT
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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Puma Biotechnology.
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