Release Date: June 21, 2017
Expiration Date: June 21, 2018
Media: Print with online posttest, evaluation, and request for credit
This activity is designed to inform physicians about the current availability and use of biosimilars in breast cancer.
Instructions for Participation/How to Receive Credit:
This activity is directed towards medical oncologists, primary care physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners who treat and/or manage patients with breast cancer. Surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, internists, fellows, physician assistants, and other health care providers are also invited to participate.
After participating in this CME/CE activity, learners should be better prepared to:
- Explain the approval process of biosimilar drugs and the differences between biosimilar drugs and their references
- Describe the benefits and potential drawbacks of using biosimilars to treat breast cancer
- Discuss the emerging equivalence data surrounding FDA-approved biosimilars
The American Journal of Hematology/ Oncology® Editorial Board
Debu Tripathy, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Breast Medical Oncology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Disclosure: Grant/research support from Genentech/Roche, Pfizer, Puma Biotechnology Inc, and Novartis (clinical trial support contracted to the University of Southern California and MD Anderson Cancer Center); consultant for Eisai, OncoPlex Diagnostics, Merck, and Novartis.
Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Investigation
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Co-Director, Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center
Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
Disclosure: Consultant: Roche
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