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What Clinicians Want to Know: Addressing Current Questions and Controversies in the Management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released January 2022

Featuring perspectives from Drs Nitin Jain, Anthony Mato, John Pagel and Jennifer Woyach, moderated by Dr John Allan. Published January 19, 2022. (Webinar Video Proceedings)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


    • Individualize the selection of systemic therapy for patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), considering clinical presentation, biomarker profile, coexisting medical conditions and patient preferences.
    • Discuss available Phase III data demonstrating the superior efficacy and safety of Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibition compared to standard chemoimmunotherapy as first-line therapy for patients with CLL, and use this information to evaluate and select available front-line options.
    • Assess the FDA approval of venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab as front-line therapy for CLL, and appropriately integrate this regimen into current treatment decision-making.
    • Appraise available Phase III data documenting the comparative efficacy and tolerability of first- and second-generation BTK inhibitors, and consider the implications of these findings for clinical decision-making for patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory (R/R) CLL.
    • Appreciate the scientific rationale for the investigation of combined BTK and Bcl-2 inhibition, and review recently presented data documenting the safety and efficacy of this strategy for patients with newly diagnosed CLL.
    • Analyze how age, performance status, prior therapeutic exposure and other biologic and disease-related factors affect the selection and sequencing of therapy for patients with R/R CLL.
    • Implement a plan of care to recognize and manage side effects and toxicities associated with recently approved and emerging systemic therapies employed in the management of CLL.
    • Recall available and emerging data with other novel agents, combinations and strategies currently under investigation in CLL, and, where applicable, refer eligible patients for trial participation.

    Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Successful completion of these CME activities, which includes participation in the evaluation components and short post-tests, enables the participant to earn up to 2.25 (Medical Knowledge 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 each activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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    This CME activity consists of a video component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, watch the video, complete the Post-test with a score of 100% and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/ASH2021/CLL/CME.

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    FACULTY AND MODERATOR — The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    Nitin Jain, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Department of Leukemia
    The University of Texas
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Anthony R Mato, MD, MSCE
    Associate Attending
    Director, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Program
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    John M Pagel, MD, PhD
    Chief of Hematologic Malignancies Program
    Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation
    Swedish Cancer Institute
    Seattle, Washington

    Consulting Agreements: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BeiGene Ltd, Epizyme Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, MorphoSys, Seagen Inc.

    Jennifer Woyach, MD
    Division of Hematology
    Department of Internal Medicine
    The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Columbus, Ohio

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, ArQule Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, ArQule Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BeiGene Ltd, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: Gilead Sciences Inc.


    John N Allan, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medicine
    New York, New York

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, ADC Therapeutics, Ascentage Pharma, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BeiGene Ltd, Epizyme Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, TG Therapeutics Inc; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BeiGene Ltd, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, TG Therapeutics Inc; Faculty Bureau: AbbVie Inc, BeiGene Ltd, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company.

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    This educational activity contains discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the Food and Drug Administration. Research To Practice does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings. The opinions expressed are those of the presenters and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BeiGene Ltd, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Lilly, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, and TG Therapeutics Inc.

    Release date: January 2022
    Expiration date: January 2023

    After completing the Post-test, learners may download and review the answers here in order to identify further areas of study.

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