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CCO Independent Conference Highlights of the 2023 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Conference Coverage
Text Module

Review expert perspectives on the most clinically relevant data on gastrointestinal cancers presented at ASCO GI 2023.

Physicians: Maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Released: March 23, 2023

Expiration: March 22, 2024

No longer available for credit.



Christopher H. Lieu

Christopher H. Lieu, MD

Associate Professor
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Division of Medical Oncology
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Co-Director, GI Medical Oncology
Division of Medical Oncology
University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora, Colorado

Rachna Shroff

Rachna Shroff, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of GI Medical Oncology
Director, UACC Clinical Trials Office
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, Arizona

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC.

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Supported by educational grants from

Bristol Myers Squibb

Incyte Corporation

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Seagen Inc.

Target Audience

This program is intended for global physicians and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve the knowledge and competence of healthcare professionals on recent practice-changing clinical data on the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal cancers.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply recently presented data to clinical practice to expand treatment options and improve outcomes for patients with early-stage and metastatic gastrointestinal cancers

  • Identify subpopulations of patients with gastrointestinal cancers most likely to benefit from a specific treatment plan based on prognostic or predictive markers

  • Evaluate new data on novel agents and therapeutic approaches for patients with gastrointestinal cancers


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:

Christopher H. Lieu, MD: researcher: Merck.

Rachna Shroff, MD, MS: consultant/advisor/speaker: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Clovis, Genentech, Incyte, Merck, QED Therapeutics, Servier, Taiho, Syros, Zymeworks Biopharm; researcher: Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exelixis, IMV, LOXO, Merck, Novocure, Nucana, Pieris, QED Therapeutics, Rafael, Seagen, Taiho.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Clinical Care Options, LLC do not have an relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from March 23, 2023, through March 22, 2024:

1. Create an account or Login at
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures
3. View and study the content in its entirety
4. Submit answers to the post-test 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
Joint AccreditationIn 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

Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.