Cutting-Edge Treatment Strategies in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: The Clinical Trial Option

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Release Date: November 09, 2016
Expiration Date: November 09, 2017

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

This text-based e-newsletter activity will summarize why participation in clinical trials is one of the recommended first-line treatments for patients with metastatic, unresectable pancreatic cancer, and will identify patient types that are most likely to benefit from participation in a clinical trial. Emphasis will be placed on resources oncology clinicians can utilize to locate the most appropriate clinical trials for their individual patients with pancreatic cancer.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for community oncologists, pharmacists, and allied health care professionals who may provide care to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the rationale for enrolling patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer in clinical trials as first-line treatment
  • Identify resources for identifying clinical trials for pancreatic cancer based on disease stage, patient type, and geographic location


Cutting-Edge Treatment Strategies in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: The Clinical Trial Option – Philip A. Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through November 9, 2017. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates CME may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Philip A. Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP
Professor of Oncology and Internal Medicine
Dr. Kathryn Cramer Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Leader, GI & Neuroendocrine Multidisciplinary Team
Vice President for Medical Affairs
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, Michigan

Dr. Philip Philip received his medical degree from the University of Baghdad, College of Medicine in Iraq, and his PhD in clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenetics at the University of London Guy’s Hospital Medical School in the UK. He completed a residency at the University of Baghdad, and a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Oxford and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Philip is a Professor of Oncology and Medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Karmanos Cancer Center. He is the Leader of the GI & Neuroendocrine Multidisciplinary Team and Vice President for Medical Affairs at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, as well as the Kathryn Cramer MD Endowed Professor in Cancer Research at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit

Dr. Philip is USA board-certified in medical oncology and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK. He chairs the pancreatic cancer committee at the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and is a member of the International Liver Cancer Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

A frequent national and international lecturer, Dr. Philip authored over 200 manuscripts, review articles, editorials, and co-edited a book on pancreatic cancer. His major research interests are in the development of new therapies for gastrointestinal and neuroendocrine cancers with a special focus on pancreatic cancer. He has been the principal investigator on numerous local and national clinical trials in GI cancers.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Philip Philip has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from Biotheranostics. Celgene Corporation, Caris Life Science, EMD Serono, Inc., Halozyme, Inc., Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as well as speakers’ bureau activities from Amgen Inc., Celgene, Genentech, Inc., and Novartis AG. He has received grant support related to research activities from Acerta Pharma, Bayer AG, Celgene, Eli Lilly and Company, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Immunomedics, Inc., Incyte Corporation, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Inc., Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and XBiotech.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, has no relevant financial relationships.

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