About this course

  • Released: 7/9/2015
  • Expires: 7/9/2017

Instructions

  • Read the following information before beginning the educational activity and click the "Take this course" link at the bottom of the page
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the CME quiz and evaluation
  • After successful completion of the CME quiz and evaluation, you will receive the credit or participation certificate

*The CME quiz and evaluation must be completed by July 9, 2017 in order to receive the credit or participation certificate.

Target Audience

Physicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of economics of oncology practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the challenges associated with modern drug funding and resource allocation decisions in cancer.
  2. Describe the need for better economic evidence to support uptake of the most promising drugs.
  3. Discuss the public health perspective on drug value.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

The Society for Translational Oncology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society for Translational Oncology designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

In compliance with the ACCME Standards of Commercial Support, it is the policy of the Society for Translational Oncology to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities and to include information free of commercial bias and based on the best evidence available. All individuals in a position to influence the content of this activity have disclosed relevant financial interests or relationships of their own, their spouse/partner, or their worksite, with manufacturers or providers of commercial products, services, technology, or programs; and disclosed relationships with current non-governmental supporters of the activity.

All information is submitted and reviewed and found to be scientifically rigorous, based on the best available evidence, fair and balanced, and free of commercial bias. All the recommendations involving clinical medicine in this CME activity are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Any potential conflicts of interests are resolved via The Oncologist's anonymous peer review process: https://theoncologist.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/1549490x/homepage/for_authors. All manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Board with ad hoc assistance from two or more external experts in the field. All final publication decisions are made by the Editorial Board. The acceptance of a manuscript is based on its originality and importance to the field as assessed by the Editors.

Author Disclosure(s)

Sonya Cressman

Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The author discloses no financial relationships relevant to the content of this article.

 

George Browman

Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia; Vancouver Island Cancer Centre, Victoria, British Columbia and School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The author discloses no financial relationships relevant to the content of this article.

 

Jeffrey S. Hoch

Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia; Pharmacoeconomics Research Unit, Cancer Care, Toronto, Ontario; Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital Toronto, Ontario; and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The author discloses no financial relationships relevant to the content of this article.

 

Laurel Kovacic

Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The author discloses no financial relationships relevant to the content of this article.

 

Stuart J. Peacock

Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre; and School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The author discloses no financial relationships relevant to the content of this article.

 

Section Editor Disclosures

Thomas G. Roberts, Jr. discloses employment with Farallon Capital Management LLC.

Independent Peer Reviewer Disclosures

Reviewer “A” discloses no relevant financial relationships.

CME Activity Directors Disclosures

Frank M. Balis, M.D., CME Program Co-Editor, Director of Oncology Clinical Research, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has disclosed no financial relationships relevant to the content of these articles.

Jayne S. Gurtler, M.D., F.A.C.P., CME Program Associate Editor, East Jefferson General Hospital, Metairie, Louisiana, discloses research funding from sanofi-aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Eli Lilly.

Staff Planners Disclosures

No financial relationships relevant to the content of this article have been disclosed by the staff planners.

Commercial Support

The Editors are grateful for educational grants from AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Genentech and Astellas, Incyte Corporation, Pfizer, and Prometheus Laboratories in partial support of our Journal CME Program.

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