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Advances in Lung Cancer Evaluation
and Management

Selection of Chemotherapy for Patients
with Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

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Estimated Time of Completion: 15 minutes

Description

This educational activity from the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine guides participants in the selection of first-line chemotherapy for patients with advanced nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) or advanced squamous cell lung cancer and reviews evidence supporting maintenance chemotherapy for patients with advanced NSCLC.

Objectives

Upon completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the most appropriate first-line chemotherapy choices for patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC.
  2. Identify the most appropriate choices for first-line chemotherapy in advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the lung.
  3. Discuss the evidence supporting maintenance chemotherapy for patients with advanced NSCLC.

Target Audience

This activity is directed to medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, internists, and nurses.

Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education for Category 2 credit.

Activity Directors and Supplement Editors

Nathan Pennell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology,
Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Peter Mazzone, MD
Director of Education, Lung Cancer Program,
and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program;
Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Faculty

Nathan Pennell, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Solid Tumor Oncology,
Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures

In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated that they have a relationship which, in the context of their contributions, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Peter Mazzone, MD (Activity Director)
  Member of advisory committees:

Boehringer Ingelheim and Oncimmune

  Research support: Metabolomx

The following faculty has indicated he has no relationship which, in the context of his contribution, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

Nathan A. Pennell, MD, PhD

All other planners, CME staff, and content reviewers reported that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Acknowledgment

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education acknowledges educational grants for support of this activity from Pfizer Inc., Genentech, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc.

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