Targeted Treatment Strategies: Innovative Approaches for the Management of Gastric Cancer

Targeted Treatment Strategies: Innovative Approaches for the Management of Gastric Cancer

On-Demand Webcast

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Daniel V. Catenacci, MD
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
John P. Hayes, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

David H. Ilson, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York
Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas
Houston, Texas
Tarita O. Thomas, MD, PhD
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), an HMP Company.

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This educational activity is designed to meet the educational needs of those who are involved and/or interested in the treatment of patients with GI cancers, community oncologists, physicians, physician assistants, physicians-in-training, oncology nurses, and pharmacists.


About 27,600 Americans will be diagnosed with gastric cancer in 2020. Outcomes for gastric cancer are poor, as the average 5-year survival in the US is only 31.5%, and more than 11,000 Americans are expected to die from gastric cancer this year. When diagnosed with metastatic disease, the estimated survival is a dismal 8 months and, even when gastric cancer is diagnosed and treated in its early stages, more than half will locally relapse or develop distant metastases. However, as the pathophysiology of gastric cancer is further uncovered, novel therapeutic options have emerged. A monoclonal antibody for human epidermal growth factor receptor2 (HER2) and a monoclonal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) antibody have improved outcomes for many patients with gastric cancer. Based on this success, clinical research to evaluate the efficacy of antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) have demonstrated promising results in improving clinical outcomes, safety, and tolerability. Additionally, while the development of immuno-oncology (I-O) agents for the treatment of gastric cancer had previously been relatively slow, recent innovative strategies have demonstrated early success.

This webcast focuses on the latest clinical data on new and emerging optimal first- and next-line options, as well as treatment optimization.


After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Use the molecular etiology and pathophysiology of gastric cancer to describe the rationale for the biologic targets of current and prospective targeted treatments
  • Describe the pharmacology, safety, and efficacy of emerging ADCs
  • Evaluate clinical data for optimal sequencing and combination treatment strategies 

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: November 20, 2020 
Expiration Date: November 20, 2021 
Estimated Time to Complete: 100 minutes

There is no fee associated with this activity.


Supported by educational grants from: AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo



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Planning Committee

In addition to the faculty listed below, NACCME planners and staff include Christopher Bolwell, Samantha Conforti, Mary Johnson, Amanda Mulder, Randy Robbin, Manjusha Sala, Greaton Sellers, and Shannon Stevenson.

Christopher Bolwell is a shareholder of GlaxoSmithKline. GlaxoSmithKline is not supporting this activity, nor does any content relate to their products or services.

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The faculty has reported the following:

Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP, FASCO: Advisory Board-BMS NCCN, Novartis; Consultant-BMS, NCCN, Novartis 
Daniel V. Catenacci, MD: Advisory Board-Genentech/Roche, Seattle Genetics, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Five Prime, Merck, BMS, Taiho, Astellas, Gritstone, Pieris, Daiichi Sankyo, Zymeworks, QED, Foundation Medicine, Tempus, Guardant Health, Archer, Natera; Consultant-Genentech/Roche, Seattle Genetics, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Five Prime, Merck, BMS, Taiho, Astellas, Gritstone, Pieris, Daiichi Sankyo, Zymeworks, QED, Foundation Medicine, Tempus, Guardant Health, Archer, Natera; Speakers Bureau-Genentech/Roche, Seattle Genetics, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Five Prime, Merck, BMS, Taiho, Astellas, Gritstone, Pieris, Daiichi Sankyo, Zymeworks, QED, Foundation Medicine, Tempus, Guardant Health, Archer, Natera 
John P. Hayes, MD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
David H. Ilson, MD, PhD: Consultant-Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BMS, Merck, Pieris, Roche/Genentech, Taiho Pharmaceutical; Grant/Research Support-Taiho Pharmaceutical 
Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD: Advisory Board-Pfizer; Consultant-Genentech, Roche; Grant/Research Support-Amgen, Lilly 
Tarita O. Thomas, MD, PhD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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