Managing Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer in the Clinical Setting

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Learning Objectives
After completing this educational activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Explain adjuvant therapy options available for the patient with HR+ breast cancer according to the NCCN Practice Guidelines for Breast Cancer
  • Review appropriate timing of tamoxifen and / or aromatase inhibitor therapy according to current guidelines
  • Discuss symptom management of pre- or post-menopausal breast cancer patients receiving endocrine therapy with or without the addition of cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Differentiate between approved cytotoxic agents and combinations of these agents which have benefits in the adjuvant, metastatic, and relapsed settings in the patient with HR+ breast cancer
  • Interpret acceptable standards for the inclusion of ovarian ablation or suppression in the management of hormone-responsive invasive breast cancer
  • Describe current standards and options for the management of metastatic disease in the HR+ patient in the front-line and recurrent disease settings
  • Incorporate new targeted agents and combinations into the therapy algorithm for HR+ breast cancer in various scenarios when appropriate

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Target Audience
This learning activity is intended for a broad audience of healthcare professionals including medical oncologists, primary care physicians, family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who manage and treat patients with hormone receptor positive breast cancer.

Release date: December 31, 2008
Expiration date: December 31, 2009

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