Advances in Biomarker-Guided Cancer Immunotherapy

Join us for this CME-certified “Evening With Experts”! Interact with a panel of experts as they discuss their perspectives on the role of biomarkers when using immune checkpoint inhibition in cancer therapy and strategies for adopting these biomarkers in your practice.

The experts will address live and remote audience questions, challenges, and cases sent to them during the event.

Sign up now! Registration is complimentary.

This symposium is sponsored by Clinical Care Options, LLC and supported by grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Foundation Medicine. This is not an official program of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.


6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Registration and Dinner

7:00 PM  – 7:05 PM Welcome and Introduction

7:00 PM  – 7:05 PM Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Cancer Treatment: Overview

7:05 PM  – 8:35 PM How to Use Current Predictors of Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

  • TMB and MSI/MMR to select optimal therapy
  • PD-L1 testing and impact on treatment choice
  • Best practices for sample collection and biomarker testing

8:35 PM  – 8:50 PM Future Directions in Cancer Immunotherapy Biomarker Development

8:50 PM  – 9:00 PM Final Thoughts, and Audience Question and Answer Session


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Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP

Associate Professor
Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Jason Rosenbaum, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

David R. Spigel, MD

Chief Scientific Officer
Director, Lung Cancer Research Program
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Nashville, Tennessee

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge of and competence in applying the latest data, on-going clinical trials, and new biomarkers for treatment with cancer immunotherapy

Target Audience
This program is intended for physicians and oncologists and other healthcare and laboratory professionals who care for patients with cancer who are candidates for cancer immunotherapy.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the biologic basis for the development of immune checkpoint inhibitors to combat cancer
  • Summarize ongoing research regarding the utility of biomarkers, tumor mutational burden, T-cell functional state, LAG-3, composite biomarkers, or other host factors predictive of response to immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Compare and contrast the different methodologies and assays for identifying biomarkers of response to immune checkpoint inhibitors in different tumor types and treatment settings
  • Implement best practices for biomarker testing/interpretation of results to guide treatment selection in different tumor types and treatment settings
  • Improve interdisciplinary collaboration/communication to aid the optimal of selection of patients for cancer immunotherapy


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.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 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 real or apparent 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.