AQDCE | Clinical Perspectives on Dual Checkpoint Blockade for mNSCLC

Estimated Time
0.25 hr

Release Date
Dec 28, 2022

Expiration Date
Sep 30, 2024

Dual checkpoint blockade is becoming a more common approach for patients with mNSCLC and no targetable driver mutation, and a new regimen was recently approved. Join us to hear from a thoracic oncologist how these regimens are changing patients’ perspectives about their likely outcomes, the clinical implications of emerging safety and efficacy data, and how to educate patients about participating in clinical trials.


Accreditation and Disclosure Information

This CE activity is intended for community-based oncology clinicians including physicians, advanced practice providers (APPs, ie, NPs and PAs), nurses, and pharmacists who provide care for individuals with metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (mNSCLC).
After completing this CE activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Evaluate the clinical implications of data supporting the safety and efficacy of novel dual checkpoint blockade regimens
  • Plan strategies to educate patients about clinical trials to overcome hesitancy regarding participation 
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Nursing Continuing Professional Development
Successful completion of this nursing continuing professional development activity will be awarded 0.25 contact hour and 0.25 contact hour in the area of pharmacology.
Continuing Pharmacy Education
Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this continuing education activity for 0.25 contact hour (0.025 CEU) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number:  JA0007322-0000-22-133-H01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge 
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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca.
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Christine Bestvina, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Christine Bestvina, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bristol Myers Squibb, CVS Pharmacy, EMD Serono, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Seattle Genetics, Takeda Oncology
Research Grant: AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb
The following relationships have ended within the last 24 months:
Speakers’ Bureau: Merck & Co., Inc.

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