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Clinically Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Care to Improve Symptom Management

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Clinically Integrating Patient-Reported Outcomes into Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Care to Improve Symptom Management

Release Date: 3/4/2020
Expiration Date: 3/3/2021
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 45 minutes

Physicians – Maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Registered Nurses – 0.7 contact hours (0.4 pharmacotherapy)


The goals of this initiative are to (1) close existing cancer clinician competency gaps regarding newly approved and emerging therapies for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer TNBC and the management of unique side effects of these therapies, and (2) validate the feasibility of implementing a TNBC treatment-specific electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePRO) tool in the oncology clinic and (3) provide focused education regarding the treatment of TNBC patients.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity are U.S.-based medical oncologists, oncology Advanced Practice Providers, oncology nurses and nurse navigators.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 

  • Consider patient and disease characteristics (biomarkers) to guide treatment selection for patients with TNBC
  • Apply the latest clinical findings and guideline recommendations to treatment selection for first and later lines of therapy
  • Appropriately and promptly manage side effects associated with the newly approved agents used for the treatment of TNBC
  • Explain the relevance and importance of employing an electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes (ePROs) screening tool to assess TNBC patient symptoms


Rachel A. Freedman, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint Accreditation CME

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.7 contact hours.  Designated for 0.4 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM 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 a commercial interest.

Rachel Freedman, MD, MPH has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Planners and Managers

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Carevive Systems, Inc. planners and managers have nothing to disclose.


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Fee Information

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

During the period March 4, 2020 through March 3, 2021, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the post-survey/evaluation. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test with a passing score of 75% and the evaluation on On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14925. Once completed, your certificate will be made available immediately.  Click on View Certificate and print the certificate for your records. 

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit

Computer System Requirements

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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.


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Carevive Systems, Inc.
Grant funding provided by Celgene Corporation.


Carevive Activity ID: G-437