Each quarter, ASCO’s experts review the leading journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, to compile the most relevant, practice-changing science in breast cancer. Reviews are presented in a didactic slide format, with audio commentary and links to references and resources and will focus on the following areas: translational science, clinical trials, reviews, guidelines, and editorials.
Articles covered in this quarter’s review include:
- Boughey J., Ballman K., Hunt K., et al. Axillary Ultrasound After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Its Impact on Sentinel Lymph Node Surgery: Results From the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z1071 Trial (Alliance). J Clin Oncol. 2015: 1-7.
- Rugo H., Barry W., Alvaro A., et al. Randomized Phase III Trial of Paclitaxel Once Per Week Compared With Nanoparticle Albumin-Bound Nab-Paclitaxel Once Per Week or Ixabepilone With Bevacizumab as First-Line Chemotherapy for Locally Recurrent of Metastatic Breast Cancer: CALGB 40502/NCCTG N063H (Alliance). J Clin Oncol. 2015 8; 1-7.
- Warner E., Tamimi R., Hughes M., et al. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Breast Cancer Survival: Mediating Effect of Tumor Characteristics and Sociodemographic and Treatment Factors. J Clin Oncol. 2015 July 10; 23(20): 2254-2261.
- Determine the role of axillary ultrasound in optimizing management of the axilla in neoadjuvant setting
- Describe how breast cancer tumor biology combined with race and ethnicity impacts breast cancer survival
- Determine the optimal microtubule inhibitor, in combination with bevacizumab, for treatment naïve patients presenting with metastatic breast cancer
- Apply knowledge learned to enhance the care delivered to patients with breast cancer.
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Certificate of Participation may be used to confer credit; however, all final decisions regarding the awarding of credits will be made by the licensing organization to which the credits are submitted.
- Certificate of Completion may be used to document participation, but no credit will be conferred.
- This course expires on September 30, 2018. Participants must complete all necessary course components by this date to receive credit.