Welcome and Introduction
The Immunotherapy Revolution: Current Indications and Biomarker Development
When and How to Test: A Focus on PD-L1 and MMR/MSI-H
On the Horizon: Tumor Mutation Burden, Emerging Biomarkers, Blood-Based Biopsies, Testing Platforms
Ongoing Challenges to Biomarker Development and Key Trials Addressing These Challenges
Audience Q&A and Final Thoughts
Date / Time
The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of physicians and other healthcare providers of immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies so they can confidently and competently integrate these treatments into clinical practice.
This program is intended for physicians and other relevant healthcare and laboratory professionals who treat/manage patients with cancer who are candidates for immunotherapies (including the utility of current and emerging biomarkers to guide cancer treatment with immunotherapies across tumor types).
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe recent data on current and emerging biomarkers that predict response to immunotherapy and guide treatment selection across tumor types
- Discuss the challenges and limitations associated with current and emerging biomarkers including tissue sampling, testing platforms, scoring, and interpretation of results
- Evaluate evidence on emerging tumor and immune predictive biomarkers and their associated testing platforms
- Explain the potential benefits of incorporating blood-based or serum-based biomarkers and testing into clinical practice
- Incorporate expert and guideline recommendations for biomarker testing into clinical practice based on tumor characteristics, using appropriate biopsy sampling and diagnostic testing platforms
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.