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Pathways in the Management of Extensive-Stage SCLC: Shifting Strategies and Optimizing Outcomes

  • Authors: Marin Abousaud, PharmD, BCOP; Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP
  • CE Released: 11/30/2022; Reviewed and Renewed: 2/20/2023
  • Valid for credit through: 5/30/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Nurses - 2.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0.75 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, and oncology and managed care pharmacists.

Provide up-to-date knowledge of the evolving extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) treatment landscape, optimal toxicity prevention and management, and enhanced pharmaceutical care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  1. Identify the mechanisms of action of newer and emerging agents utilized in the management of ES-SCLC
  2. Assess the efficacy and safety of newer and emerging therapies for the treatment of ES-SCLC
  3. Formulate collaborative approaches to determine the most appropriate SCLC treatment regimen based on patient-specific characteristics


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer:

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), or Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 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 patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information), and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this activity have not been evaluated by the FDA. 


  • Marin Abousaud, PharmD, BCOP

    Oncology Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    Emory Healthcare
    Atlanta, Georgia

    The opinions expressed are those of Dr. Abousaud and do not necessarily reflect the views of Emory University or Emory Healthcare. Dr. Abousaud's participation in this activity does not constitute or imply endorsement by Emory University or Emory Healthcare.


    Marin Abousaud, PharmD, BCOP, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

    Thoracic Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Janssen
    Other: non-CE Services fees from Amgen; AstraZeneca; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co.; Takeda.

The clinical reviewer, Megan May PharmD, BCOP, has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest.

The medical writer, Larry Rosenberg, has no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program.  

Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Soboti, RPh, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities, hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.

The PIM planners and others have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statements

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Postgraduate Healthcare Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

    For Nurses

  • The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 2.0 contact hours. Designated for 0.75 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

    Published: November 18, 2022

    Expires: May 18, 2023

    Type of Activity: Application

    Media: Internet

    Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.

    Estimated time to complete activity: 120 minutes

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Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of  70%  on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or printed out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. In addition, you must complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may now view or print the certificate from your CME/CE Tracker. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be tallied in your CME/CE Tracker and archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can print out the tally as well as the certificates from the CME/CE Tracker.

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Pathways in the Management of Extensive-Stage SCLC: Shifting Strategies and Optimizing Outcomes

Authors: Marin Abousaud, PharmD, BCOP; Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNPFaculty and Disclosures

CE Released: 11/30/2022; Reviewed and Renewed: 2/20/2023

Valid for credit through: 5/30/2023


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