Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers

Published May 13, 2021


Course Description

This interactive online course is part of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's (SITC) Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ (ACI) program. Designed for oncologists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians and all members of the cancer team, the ACI program focuses on recent clinical advancements, management of immune-related adverse events, underlying mechanisms of different immunotherapy options, clinical application for various disease states, and what to look for in the future. View all available ACI online offerings at


This course, Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers, provides an overview of the currently-approved treatments used to treat both breast and gynecologic cancers, as well as a synopsis of future potential applications of immunotherapy for these cancers.  Several clinical trials and two case studies are discussed, allowing the learner to better understand the current use of immunotherapy as well as how clinical trials are leading the way to additional use of immunotherapy for both types of cancer.


SITC Online Education Disclaimer

A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. Readers should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this educational activity. 


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.





The 2020-2021 Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy™ series is supported, in part, by independent medical education grants from Amgen, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol Myers Squibb, Exelixis, Inc., and Merck & Co., Inc. 


Credit Available: May 13, 2021 - May 13, 2022


Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes


Target Audience

This activity is intended for program coordinators, health care managers, physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in the care of patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the early stage application of breast and gynecologic cancer immunotherapy treatment in relation to standard-of-care therapies
  • Select cancer immunotherapy treatment for breast and gynecologic cancer and better manage common side effects
  • Describe the rationale for common approaches to cancer immunotherapy

Megan Kruse, MD

Associate Staff Physician

Hematology and Medical Oncology

Cleveland Clinic


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.


The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:


Megan Kruse, MD: Consulting Fees: Puma biotechnology, Immunomedics, Eisai, Seattle Genetics, Lilly Oncology, Novartis Oncology.   Contracted Research: Tempus.


The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer planners and others have nothing to disclose. 

Method of Participation and Request for Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period of accreditation, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. 

If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please follow the steps below:

  1. After completing the course, click My Credit from the left-hand side of the SITC connectED homepage.
  2. Under Pending Credit, click Request Credit for "Immunotherapy for Treatment of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers" 
  3. Ensure that the appropriate Credit Reporting Organization is selected. Click Continue.
  4. Successfully complete the post-test with a passing score of 80% or better and activity evaluation.
  5. Click Process Credit.
  6. Your Certificate will be available to view in the Submitted Credit section. 

For Pharmacists: You must provide your NABP ePID and date of birth in MM/DD format. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 80% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 weeks.

If you have questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact PIM via email at


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer.  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.



Credit Designation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.



Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hour. Designated for 0.5 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.


Continuing Pharmacy Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

(Universal Activity Number - JA4008162-9999-21-2714-H01-P)

Type of Activity: Knowledge


Hardware and Software Requirements
SITC connectED requires a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the ability to listen to audio with the content. 

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.



Please complete the pre-test questions.  You are allowed 1 attempt at each question.

Interactive Course

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Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Contact Hour: 0.50
(0.05 CEUs)
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
Contact Hour: 0.50
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.50
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.50
Certificate of Participation (No Credit)
Certificate of Participation: 0.00
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and ABIM Maintenance of Certification
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ / ABIM Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit: 0.50
Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Breast and Gynecological Cancers
This activity is presented free of charge.