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Applying the Latest Developments in Metastatic Breast Cancer Through Education of Healthcare Professionals, Patients, and Caregivers

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Nurses: 1.50 Nursing contact hours

Physicians: maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Pharmacists: 1.50 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)

Released: October 19, 2023

Expiration: October 18, 2024



Joyce O'Shaughnessy

Joyce O'Shaughnessy, MD

Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Baylor University Medical Center
Chair, Breast Disease Committee
Texas Oncology
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Dallas, Texas

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Supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Lilly, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.


Daiichi Sankyo

Gilead Sciences, Inc.


Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation


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Target Audience

This educational program is intended for oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with metastatic breast cancer. This educational program is also intended to reach patients with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this program is to improve the knowledge, competence, and performance of learners in effort to optimize treatment for patients with Breast Cancer

Learning Objectives

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

  • Select individualized therapies for patients with MBC based on tumor characteristics, the latest clinical data, approvals, guidelines, and expert recommendations

  • Evaluate the available clinical data on new therapeutic approaches for MBC to optimize treatment sequence for patients with MBC

  • Schedule rebiopsy and biomarker testing for newly diagnosed patients and at the time of progression to guide optimal therapeutic decisions

  • Implement evidence-based management of adverse events associated with recently approved therapies in MBC

  • Contribute to informed, equitable care discussions and planning through shared decision-making, education, and resources


Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Program Director

Joyce O'Shaughnessy, MD

Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Baylor University Medical Center
Chair, Breast Disease Committee
Texas Oncology
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Dallas, Texas

Joyce O'Shaughnessy, MD: consultant/advisor: AbbVie Inc., Agendia, Aptitude Health, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb, Caris, Carrick Therapeutics, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Exact Sciences, Fishawack Health, G1 Therapeutics, GlaxoSmithKline, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Immunomedics, Incyte Corporation, Lilly, Loxo Oncology, Merck, Novartis, Ontada, Pfizer, Pharmacyclics, Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals, Puma Biotechnology, Prime Oncology, Roche, Samsung Bioepis, Sanofi, Seagen, Stemline Therapeutics, Theralink, Synthon, Veru.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose, except Kristi K. Orbaugh, MSN, NP, AOCNP, as noted below.

Kristi K. Orbaugh, MSN, NP, AOCNP: consultant/advisor/speaker: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, CTI, DSI, Gilead, Lilly, MorphoSys, Pfizer.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.5 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from October 19, 2023, through October 18, 2024:

  1. Login or Sign Up for an account by clicking at the top of this page.
  2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  3. View and study the content in its entirety.
  4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65 and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.


This program has been made available online.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
CCO designates this enduring material  for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1.5 contact hours.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-23-260-H01-P 
Type of Activity: Application

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 65 or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to NABP CPE Monitor Services within 60 days.