Oct 4, 2022
Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD, FASCO - Optimizing NTRK Fusion Testing and TRK Inhibition in Thyroid Cancer: Team-Based Approaches for Enhanced Outcomes
Go online to PeerView.com/QKA860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this inExchange from PeerView, a multidisciplinary team of experts from oncology, endocrinology, and pathology discuss the advantages of a team-based approach to NTRK fusion testing and TRK inhibition in thyroid cancer. In this 30-minute learning opportunity, you’ll hear how endocrinologists can lead the interprofessional charge to enhance outcomes by optimizing NTRK fusion testing and TRK-targeted therapy. This presentation covers the rationale, science, and evidence, and presents actionable strategies for putting the data into practice for patients with fusion-positive thyroid cancer. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Explain the rationale for testing for NTRK fusions in patients with thyroid cancer, including their role in disease development and progression and impact on prognosis and treatment algorithms; Cite current efficacy and safety evidence on TRK-targeted therapies in patients with NTRK fusion–positive thyroid cancers; Implement practical strategies to ensure patients with thyroid cancer receive timely and appropriate NTRK fusion testing in order to inform optimal therapeutic decision-making; and Apply best practices for collaboration and coordination of care with multidisciplinary colleagues for patients with NTRK fusion–positive thyroid cancer, including appropriate integration of TRK-targeted therapies into treatment plans and recognition/management of treatment-related adverse events.