FGFR Inhibitors
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The Promise of FGFR Inhibitors in Cholangiocarcinoma: Are You Prepared?


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Welcome to this Med-IQ Select on the potential role of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors in cholangiocarcinoma. Med-IQ Select is a unique online educational offering that allows you to pick and choose the content you would like to view—in any order and at your convenience. 

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Released: 11/27/19

Expires: 11/26/20


Overview: This modular, accredited CME publication explores emerging research and practical insights related to the potential use of FGFR inhibitors in cholangiocarcinoma. Audio clips provide insights from expert faculty, Lipika Goyal, MD, MPhil, on the role of FGFR in cholangiocarcinoma pathogenesis and FGFR inhibitors that are currently in development, as well as overcoming acquired resistance to FGFR inhibitors and managing adverse events.

CME Information:

Faculty
Lipika Goyal, MD, MPhil 
Gastrointestinal Medical Oncologist
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 

Activity Planners
Iwona Misiuta, PhD, MHA
Clinical Content Manager
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Rebecca L. Julian, MS, ELS
Senior Manager, Editorial
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Samantha Gordon
CME Specialist
Med-IQ
Baltimore, MD
 
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
Med-IQ
East Lansing, MI

Writer
Haifa Kassis, MD
West Roxbury, MA 
 
Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the prognostic and potential predictive implications for FGFR fusion testing in cholangiocarcinoma
  • Apply the latest clinical evidence for emerging FGFR inhibitors in cholangiocarcinoma, including the identification and management of adverse events, as these agents become available or for clinical trial enrollment 

Target Audience
This activity is intended for oncologists. 
 
Statement of Need
Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare but often fatal malignancy, affects approximately 8,000 patients annually in the United States. Although surgery can be curative, up to 80% of patients are ineligible for surgical resection, and, consequently, survival is poor. Advances in technology and an increased understanding of the molecular pathways that drive oncogenesis has led to the development of novel therapies targeting FGFR gene fusions in cholangiocarcinoma. Oncologists need to be aware of the emerging clinical data on FGFR inhibitors and be prepared to integrate FGFR fusion testing as well as FGFR inhibitors into clinical practice in a safe and appropriate manner.  

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This is a 0.5-credit CME activity. To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, complete all of the modules, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Initial Release Date: November 27, 2019
Expiration Date: November 26, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes 

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The content of this activity has been peer reviewed and has been approved for compliance. The faculty and contributors have indicated the following financial relationships, which have been resolved through an established COI resolution process, and have stated that these reported relationships will not have any impact on their ability to give an unbiased presentation. 
 
Lipika Goyal, MD, MPhil 
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Debiopharm Group, H3 Biomedicine Inc., KLUS Pharma, QED Therapeutics, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd. 

The writer, peer reviewers, and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from QED Therapeutics. 

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