Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: An Individualized Approach to Optimal Treatment Selection and Adverse Events Management

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: An Individualized Approach to Optimal Treatment Selection and Adverse Events Management

On-Demand Webcast

Axel Grothey, MD
West Cancer Center
Memphis, Tennessee


Andrea Cercek, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Cathy Eng, MD, FACP, FASCO
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Pashtoon M. Kasi, MD, MS
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas
Houston, Texas

Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD
University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium

Target Audience

This activity is intended for community and academic clinicians who treat or are interested in treating patients with GI malignancies, including community oncologists and other HCPs (physicians-in-training, oncology nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and others) involved in the therapeutic management of patients with GI cancers.


Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer and the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The majority of patients with CRC present with or will eventually develop metastatic disease (mCRC), which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and greatly impacts patient quality of life. Although a number of chemotherapy combination regimens and agents across multiple therapeutic classes have emerged as effective treatments for mCRC, patient prognosis and response to treatment are profoundly impacted by several variables including tumor sidedness, genetic aberrations, and the age and overall health status of a given patient. Therefore, the selection of optimal first-line treatment and subsequent sequencing of therapies in the event of relapsed/refractory disease is highly individualized.

This webcast focuses on new agents and targets in CRC, sequencing approaches in first- and next-line treatment of CRC, and individualized treatment approaches in mCRC.


Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the impact of patient- and disease-specific factors influencing the management of mCRC, including genetic aberrations, primary tumor sidedness, and overall patient health
  2. Evaluate the efficacy, safety, and indications of available therapies for the treatment of mCRC
  3. Develop individualized mCRC management strategies for first-line and sequencing of next-line therapy that is informed by the latest clinical data and guideline recommendations 

Release Date: October 31, 2019

Expiration Date: October 31, 2020

Hardware/Software Requirements

The evaluation is accessible after the activity via a PC (Windows 7 or newer) or Mac (Mac OS 10.6 or later) computer with current versions of the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari. A PDF reader is required for print publications. Please direct technical questions to


Supported by educational grants from: Eli Lilly and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.


 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and Imedex. NACCME 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.


NACCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 credit(s).

PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.00 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.00 contact hours.


This knowledge-based activity (JA0006201-9999-20-010-H01-P) is approved for 1.00 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education.

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Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Andrea Cercek, MD, Cathy Eng, MD, FACP, FASCO, Axel Grothey, MD, Pashtoon M. Kasi, MD, MS, Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD; and Chris Bolwell, and Manjusha Sala, Imedex.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME and Imedex, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant financial relationships that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME and Imedex to initiate a mechanism to resolve any conflicts. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

Andrea Cercek, MD, reports that she is a consultant to Bayer; and has received grant or research support from Amgen and Seattle Genetics.

Cathy Eng, MD, FACP, FASCO, reports that she is a consultant for Bayer, LSK, Roche/Genentech, and Sirtex.

Axel Grothey, MD, reports that he is a consultant for ARRAY, AG from Bayer, Boston Biomedicals, BMS, Daiichi, and Genentech/Roche; and has received
grant or research support from Bayer, Boston Biomedicals, BMS, Daiichi, and Genentech/Roche.

Pashtoon M. Kasi, MD, MS, reports that he is a consultant for Ipsen; and has received grant or research support from AAA, Array, BMS, and Celgene.

Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, reports that he is a consultant for Roche, Genentech, EMD Serono, Merck, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Amal Therapeutics, Navire Pharma, Symphogen, Holy Stone, Biocartis, Amgen, Novartis, Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Biomedical, AstraZeneca/Medimmune, Bayer Health, and Pierre Fabre.

Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD, reports that he is a consultant for AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Lilly, Merck KGaA, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Roche, and Servier; and has received grant or research support from Amgen, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Ipsen, Lilly, Roche, Merck KGaA, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Roche, and Servier.

Chris Bolwell discloses that he holds shares of stock of GlaxoSmithKline.

Manjusha Sala disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.


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