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The NCCN 2020 Annual Conference agenda includes 30 educational sessions featuring the latest advances in oncology care, including interactive patient case studies.
 
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Agenda

Friday, March 20, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)
Interesting Case Review: Breast Cancer
Moderator: William J. Gradishar, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
 8:00 – 8:10 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
 8:10 – 9:25 AM
 Keynote Session:
Strategies for Prevention and Control of HPV-Associated Cancers

Moderator: Wui-Jin Koh, MD, Senior Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Panelists: Julie S. Torode, PhD, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

 9:25 – 9:55 AM
Break, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall) 
Clinical Updates in Oncology       │        CONCURRENT SESSIONS       │        Best Practices in Oncology   
9:55  - 10:40 AM
Optimizing the Management of Endometrial Cancer
Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
9:55 – 11:30 AM 
Best Practices for Incorporating
Patient-Reported Outcomes into Oncology Care

Thomas A. D'Amico, MD
Duke Cancer Institute

Nadine J. McCleary, MD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Debra A. Patt, MD, MPH, MBA
Texas Oncology-Austin Central

Everett Weiss, MD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tracy Wong, MBA
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

10:45 – 11:30 AM
 Selection of Optimal First-Line and Maintenance Therapies in Advanced Ovarian Cancer
Heidi J. Gray, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
11:35 AM – 12:05 PM
Cardiovascular Health and Risk Management in Cancer Survivors
Javid J. Moslehi, MD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
11:35 AM – 12:05 PM
 Implementing Clinical Trials in the Community Setting
Jennie R. Crews, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
12:05 – 1:35 PM
Lunch, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)
Clinical Updates in Oncology       │        CONCURRENT SESSIONS       │        Best Practices in Oncology   
1:35 – 2:35 PM
Locoregional Management of Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Benjamin O. Anderson, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

William J. Gradishar, MD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Janice Lyons, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center/
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

1:35 – 2:05 PM
Key Considerations in Adopting a Value-Based Payment Model
2:40 – 3:25 PM
 Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer
William J. Gradishar, MD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer
Center of Northwestern University
2:10 – 3:25 PM
Alternate Sites of Care:
Navigating the Changing Reimbursement Environment


Moderator: Timothy Kubal, MD, MBA, Moffitt Cancer Center
Panelists: Heather Jones, PharmD, MS, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center; Daniel Mulkerin, MD, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center; Kashyap B. Patel, MD, Carolina Blood and Cancer Care
3:25 – 3:55 PM
Break, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)
Clinical Updates in Oncology       │        CONCURRENT SESSIONS       │        Best Practices in Oncology   
3:55 – 4:40 PM
 Role of Biomarkers in Individualizing Treatment Selection for Patients with Cancer
Jennifer J.D. Morrissette, PhD
Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
3:55 – 5:15 PM
Role of Biosimilars in the Oncology Ecosystem

Moderator: Michael I. Rabin, MBA, MPA
City of Hope National Medical Center

Panelists: Michael Kolodziej, MD, ADVI Health, Inc.;
Drew S. Mace, PharmD, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute;
Scott A. Soefje, PharmD, MBA, BCOP, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
4:45 – 5:30 PM
Importance of Primary Care Physician Involvement in Cancer Care
Amy M. Sitapati, MD
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
5:15 - 5:30 PM
Free Time
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Kids’ Fun Night5:30 – 8:00 PM

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Saturday, March 21, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 AMBreakfast, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)
Interesting Case Review: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Moderator: Wallace Akerley, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
8:00 – 9:15 AM
NCCN Roundtable Discussion:
Emerging Issues in Oncology – Cancer Care in an Election Year 
9:15 – 9:45 AM
Break, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall) 
9:45 – 10:30 AM
Management of Gliomas: Individualized Treatment Options
Louis B. Nabors, MD, O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB
10:35 – 11:35 AM
Optimizing Treatment for Head and Neck Cancers
A. Dimitrios Colevas, MD, Stanford Cancer Institute
Robert I. Haddad, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
David G. Pfister, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
11:40 AM – 12:10 PM
Evidence-Based Approaches to Smoking Cessation in Patients with Cancer
Laura Bierut, MD, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
12:10 – 1:40 PM
 Lunch, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)
1:40 – 2:25 PM
Sequencing Therapy for Patients with Lung Cancer 
Gregory J. Riely, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
2:30 – 3:15 PM
A New Frontier in Multimodal Therapy:
Combining Immunotherapy with Radiation, Chemotherapy, or Targeted Agents 

Bradford A. Perez, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Bryan J. Schneider, MD, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
3:15 – 3:45 PM
Break, Exhibits, and General Poster Session (Exhibition Hall)  
3:50 – 4:35 PM
Debate – What is Optimal First-Line Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia:
Chemoimmunotherapy or Small Molecule Inhibitor Therapy?

Moderator:
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Presenters:
Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance;
Deborah Stephens, DO, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
 4:40 – 5:25 PM
Novel and Emerging Treatment Strategies for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Eunice S. Wang, MD, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
 5:25 – 6:30 PM
Free Time 
  6:30 – 9:00 PM
 NCCN 25th Anniversary Celebration (Gatlin Terrace)
Kids' Celebration Night

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 AMBreakfast
Interesting Case Review: Colorectal Cancer
Moderator: Al B. Benson III, MD, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Current Insights: Evolving Principles and Controversies of Cancer Risk Assessment and
Management of Hereditary Cancers


Moderator: Tuya Pal, MD, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Panelists: Susan M. Domchek, MD, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania; Robert Pilarski, MS, LGC, MSW, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute;
Jennifer M. Weiss, MD, MS, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
9:05 – 9:50 AM
Advances in the Management of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma 
Eileen M. O'Reilly, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
9:50 – 10:05 AM
 Break
10:05 – 10:50 AM
 Trimodal Therapy Approaches for Localized Rectal Cancer
Christopher G. Willett, MD, Duke Cancer Institute
10:55 – 11:40 AM
 Emerging Treatment Options for the Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Dustin A. Deming, MD, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch
 Updates in Oncology: Oral Presentations from the NCCN Poster Sessions
12:50 – 1:50 PM
Multidisciplinary Management of Advanced Kidney Cancer
Chad A. LaGrange, MD, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
M. Dror Michaelson, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Colleen H. Tetzlaff, MHS, PA-C, Fox Chase Cancer Center
1:55 – 2:40 PM
Current Topics in Management of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Philippe E. Spiess, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
2:45 – 3:30 PMRecent Developments in the Management of Prostate Cancer
Sandy Srinivas, MD, Stanford Cancer Institute
3:30 PM
Closing Remarks

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Agenda is subject to change. Faculty will be added once confirmed.

 

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