Edward Garon, MD, MS - Building on Progress to Further Advance Care for Patients With EGFR Mutation–Positive NSCLC: A Look at Emerging Precision Medicine Strategies Encompassing Acquired Resistance, Treatment Sequencing, and Patient Considerations


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Go online to PeerView.com/MWN860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, experts in thoracic oncology discuss the latest options for treatment of EGFR-mutated advanced NSCLC, including the rationale for and evidence supporting dual targeting of VEGF and EGFR pathways as well as the role of the first FDA approved combination of VEGF and EGFR inhibitors for newly diagnosed patients. Additionally, the experts explore the nuances and practicalities of individualized treatment selection and sequencing throughout the continuum of advanced disease to maximally extend the benefits patients with EGFR-mutated NSCLC can derive from targeted therapies. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Discuss the current understanding of the underlying biology of EGFR mutations in NSCLC, including exon 19 and 21 mutations, and mechanisms of acquired resistance, such as T790M, and their implications for treatment selection in first-line and later lines of therapy in advanced EGFR mutation–positive NSCLC, Assess the mechanistic rationale for targeting the VEGFR and EGFR pathways through combination therapy, Cite updated evidence on validated treatment options and emerging evidence on the use of novel regimens in the management of EGFR-mutated NSCLC, including newer antiangiogenic and TKI combinations or agents, Implement evidence-based, individualized, precision treatment plans for patients with advanced EGFR-mutant NSCLC, including for those patients who acquire resistance on prior lines of treatment.

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