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Consensus or Controversy? Investigators Discuss Clinical Practice Patterns and Available Research Data Guiding the Management of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Webinar Video Proceedings)
Released February 2021

Proceedings from part 2 of a 4-part webinar series during the 62nd ASH Annual Meeting. Featuring perspectives from Drs Paul M Barr, Matthew S Davids, Kerry Rogers, Tanya Siddiqi and Stephan Stilgenbauer. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is intended for hematologists, medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Individualize the selection of systemic therapy for patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed or refractory (R/R) 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 inhibition compared to standard chemoimmunotherapy as first-line therapy for patients with CLL, and use this information to discern how this strategy can be optimally integrated into nonresearch treatment.
    • Appraise the Phase III data supporting the FDA approval of acalabrutinib for newly diagnosed or R/R CLL, and identify patients for whom treatment with this agent may be appropriate.
    • Assess the FDA approval of venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab as front-line therapy for CLL, and determine how to appropriately integrate this regimen into current treatment decision-making.
    • 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.
    • Develop an understanding of the biologic rationale for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for patients with R/R CLL, appreciate available efficacy and safety data with this novel approach and consider its potential clinical role.
    • Recall available and emerging data with other investigational agents, combinations and strategies currently under investigation for CLL, and where applicable, refer eligible patients for trial participation.

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

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
    Audio Program: 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.

    Video Program: Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ABIM) — MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)
    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 (audio) and 1.75 (video) 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.

    Please note, these programs have been specifically designed for the following ABIM specialties: medical oncology and hematology.

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    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, listen to the MP3s, review the downloadable slide set, complete the Post-test with a score of 100% and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/ASHCLL21/CME. The corresponding video program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/ASHCLL21/Video.

    Video Program: 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/ASHCLL21/Video/CME. The corresponding audio program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/ASHCLL21.

    CONTENT VALIDATION AND DISCLOSURES
    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Conflicts of interest are identified and resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process. In addition, all activity content is reviewed by both a member of the RTP scientific staff and an external, independent physician reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTY — The following faculty (and their spouses/partners) reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Paul M Barr, MD
    Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office
    Professor of Medicine
    James P Wilmot Cancer Institute
    University of Rochester Medical Center
    Rochester, New York

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gilead Sciences Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Merck, MorphoSys, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Seagen Inc, TG Therapeutics Inc; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: TG Therapeutics Inc.

    Matthew S Davids, MD, MMSc
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Director of Clinical Research, Division of Lymphoma
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, Ascentage Pharma, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, Lilly, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, TG Therapeutics Inc; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BeiGene, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, Lilly, MEI Pharma Inc, Merck, Novartis, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Verastem Inc, Zentalis Pharmaceuticals; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Ascentage Pharma, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, MEI Pharma Inc, Novartis, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Surface Oncology, TG Therapeutics Inc, Verastem Inc.

    Kerry Rogers, MD
    Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology
    The Ohio State University
    Columbus, Ohio

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma — A member of the AstraZeneca Group, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc; Travel: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.

    Tanya Siddiqi, MD
    Associate Professor
    Director, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Program
    Department of Hematology/Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
    City of Hope National Medical Center
    Duarte, California

    Advisory Committee: Celgene Corporation, Juno Therapeutics, a Celgene Company, Kite, A Gilead Company, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: BeiGene; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company.

    Stephan Stilgenbauer, MD
    Department of Internal Medicine I, Saarland University
    Department of Internal Medicine III, Ulm University
    Homburg, Germany

    Advisory Committee, Consulting Agreements, Contracted Research and Speakers Bureau: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, F Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Biotech Inc, Novartis.

    MODERATOR — Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice. Research To Practice receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma — A member of the AstraZeneca Group, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and Verastem Inc.

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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 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, and Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC.

    Release date: February 2021
    Expiration date: February 2022

    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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