Managing Drug-Related Dermatologic Reactions in Patients with Cancer - A Focus on Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapies
SELF STUDY / ENDURING - ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 60 Minutes
Dermatologic adverse effects are among the most common conditions associated with immunotherapy and targeted therapy. Cutaneous conditions in cancer patients can affect the skin, hair, nails, and mucosae. In this webcast, expert faculty will review the most common cutaneous reactions associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), and recommend strategies to treat and prevent potential adverse effects. Dermatologists should be part of the oncological care team in order to assist in appropriately diagnosing drug-related cutaneous reactions and offer skin-directed approaches to efficiently treat these reactions, enabling patients to remain on cancer therapy when possible.
This CME initiative was designed for oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.
1. Review the most common cutaneous reactions associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors and tyrosine kinase inhibitors and institute strategies to treat and prevent them
2. Characterize drug-related cutaneous reactions that require involvement of both the dermatologist and APP/oncologist and develop a team-based treatment plan
Johnathan Leventhal MD
Jonathan Leventhal, MD, is the director of the Onco-Dermatology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. He treats patients undergoing cancer treatment who experience itchy or painful rashes, as well as hair and nail changes that can result from either their disease or treatment, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation or stem cell transplantation.
In addition to his role at Smilow, Dr. Leventhal, an assistant professor of dermatology and associate director of the residency program at Yale School of Medicine, cares for patients with a wide range of skin conditions in Yale Medicine Dermatology’s New Haven and Branford locations. He performs routine skin cancer screening examinations and also treats general skin problems—from acne to psoriasis to eczema. He is also the Associate Residency Program Director and is Principal Investigator of several clinical trials involving the management of cutaneous reactions to cancer therapy.
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Johnathan Leventhal has served on Advisory Boards for Sanofi-Regeneron and La Roche-Posay. He has received funding for clinical trials from Azitra, Inc., and OnQuality during the past 24 months.
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