Precision Medicine in Immuno-Oncology: The Evolving Role of Current and Emerging Biomarkers
Release Date: March 31, 2020
Last Reviewed: March 30, 2020
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021
Time to Complete Activity: 1.5 Hours
Michael J. Overman, MD
Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lynette M. Sholl, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Pathologist, Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
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- Describe the underlying concepts of cancer immunology as they relate to the identification, development, and application of predictive biomarkers for immuno-oncology agents
- Outline the latest data for the optimal use of immuno-oncology predictive biomarkers, including current and potential future roles, as well as understood limitations
- Incorporate evidence-based best practices for performing immuno-oncology predictive biomarker testing, including optimal biopsy techniques, testing methodologies, diagnostic tools, and the potential for serum-based approaches
- Introduction and Overview
- Immuno-Oncology as It Relates to Biomarkers
- Current and Emerging Biomarkers: What’s Now and What’s Next
- Improving Biomarker Testing Methods
- Q&A With the Faculty
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Michael J. Overman, MD
Consulting Fees: Array BioPharma Inc; AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; CatalYm; Gritstone Oncology; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Promega Corporation; Roche; Takeda
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Merck & Co., Inc; Nouscom
Lynette M. Sholl, MD
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca; EMD Serono, Inc
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