Managing Advanced Bladder Cancer: The Urologist’s Perspective

Release Date: July 28, 2016
Last Reviewed: July 12, 2016
Expiration Date: July 28, 2017
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour

*This activity expired for credit on July 28, 2017 and is no longer available for credit

Neal D. Shore, MD, FACS (Chair)
Medical Director
Carolina Urologic Research Center
Atlantic Urology Clinics
Myrtle Beach, SC

Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, FACS
Professor and Chairman
Donald D. Albers Chair
Department of Urology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Daniel P. Petrylak, MD
Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Urology
Prostate and GU Medical Oncology
Prostate Cancer Translational Research Group
Yale Cancer Center
New Haven, CT

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.  Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is the educational partner.  

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of physicians specializing in urology and urologic oncology. This activity will also benefit specialists in medical oncology, radiation oncology, and pathology as well as other healthcare professionals, such as nurse practitioners and physicians assistants, interested in the management of patients with bladder cancer.

Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Identify the benefits of various neoadjuvant chemotherapy options for patients with advanced bladder cancer.
  • Analyze recent clinical trial data on emerging immunotherapies and combination therapy for the treatment of bladder cancer.
  • Explain the rationale and various strategies for instituting a multidisciplinary approach to managing advanced bladder cancer, including involving patients as a part of the care team.

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Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc. 

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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Name of Faculty or Presenter
Reported Financial Relationship
Neal D. Shore, MD (Chair)
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc; Amgen Inc; Astellas Pharma US, Inc; Bayer; Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Genentech, Inc; Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Medivation, Inc; Sanofi-Genzyme; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc; Tolmar Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Michael S. Cookson, MD, MMHC, FACS
    No financial relationships to disclose
Daniel P. Petrylak, MD
Grant/Research Support: Agensys, Inc; Celgene Corporation; Dendreon Corporation; Eli Lilly and Company; Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc; OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc; Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Roche Laboratories; sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC.
Retained Consultant: Bayer; Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Dendreon Corporation; Exelixis, Inc; Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc; Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc; Medivation, Inc; Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Pfizer Inc; Roche Laboratories; sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC; Tyme Technologies, Inc.
Stockholder: Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Tyme Technologies, Inc.

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Name of Planner or Manager
Reported Financial Relationship
Amanda Glazer, PhD
No financial relationships to disclose
Laura Gilsdorf
No financial relationships to disclose
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