Clinical Trial Tracker: An Update on Promising Phase 2 and 3 Clinical Trials in Pancreatic Cancer

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Release Date: October 24, 2018
Expiration Date: October 24, 2019

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes

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Program Overview

Despite recent progress involving adjuvant and neoadjuvant approaches, treatment options for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) remain unsatisfying, especially in the salvage setting of locally advanced and metastatic disease. Immune therapies have been successful in a number of other tumor types, but pancreatic cancer has been largely refractory to these otherwise exciting approaches. Fortunately, many novel compounds are in development that may well improve long-term outcomes of this challenging malignancy.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including primary care physicians, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with pancreatic cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate clinical trials for novel targeted therapy combined with existing chemotherapy regimens in the first-line and second-line setting for metastatic PDA
  • Identify encouraging clinical trials and their potential impact on treatment paradigms upon approval


Clinical Trial Tracker: An Update on Promising Phase 2 and 3 Clinical Trials in Pancreatic Cancer – J. Randolph Hecht, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through October 24, 2019. 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

J. Randolph Hecht, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, UCLA Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Los Angeles, California

Dr. J. Randolph Hecht received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at Northwestern, followed by fellowships in gastroenterology research at the University of Chicago and in gastroenterology and medical oncology at UCLA. Dr. Hecht is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He holds the Carol and Saul Rosenzweig Chair for Cancer Therapies Development and is the Director of the UCLA Gastrointestinal Oncology Program.

Dr. Hecht is an internationally known clinical and translational researcher in the field of gastrointestinal cancers. He has published widely on the molecular biology, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He has led and is currently directing small trials with new molecules as well as large international randomized trials. Current ongoing research includes preclinical models of therapy with biological agents, and leading phase I, II, and III trials with novel immunotherapy agents.


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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. J. Randolph Hecht has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and as a consultant from F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and Halozyme, Inc. He has received grant support related to research activities from ARMO Biosciences, Halozyme, and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Planning Committee Disclosures

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