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National NHL Tumor Board: Clinical Investigators Provide Their Perspectives on Cases of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Released May 2011

Featuring Edited Proceedings and Interviews from a Case-Based Symposium Preceding the 52nd ASH Annual Meeting. (Text and Audio Content)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information


    The treatment of hematologic cancer remains a challenge for many healthcare professionals and patients, despite recent gains made in the management of this group of diseases. Determining which treatment approach is most appropriate for a given patient requires careful consideration of patient-specific characteristics, physician expertise and available health system resources. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, these proceedings from a case-based CME satellite symposium at the 2010 American Society of Hematology meeting use the perspectives of clinical investigators, in addition to the exchange among these individuals, to apply evidence-based concepts to routine practice. By providing information on the latest research developments in the context of expert perspectives, this activity assists medical oncologists, hematologists and hematology-oncology fellows with the formulation of up-to-date clinical management strategies for hematologic cancer.


    • Appraise recent data on therapeutic advances and changing practice standards in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and integrate this information into current clinical care when appropriate.
    • Apply the results of emerging clinical research to the selection of optimal systemic therapy for patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed or refractory CLL.
    • Develop an algorithm for the risk-stratified induction treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL), and offer evidence-based systemic alternatives at the time of disease relapse.
    • Identify patients with NHL who may experience quantitative and qualitative benefit from stem cell transplantation.
    • Employ case-based learning to individualize the use of maintenance and/or consolidation therapy in the management of newly diagnosed and relapsed follicular lymphoma (FL).
    • Recall the emerging data for novel agents and combinations in the treatment of NHL.
    • Counsel appropriately selected patients about participation in ongoing clinical research studies.


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    Research To Practice (RTP) is committed to providing its participants with high-quality, unbiased and state-of-the-art education. We assess potential conflicts of interest with faculty, planners and managers of CME activities. Real or apparent 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 real or apparent conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Myron S Czuczman, MD
    Head, Lymphoma/Myeloma Service
    Head, Lymphoma Translational Research Laboratory
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    Professor of Medicine
    School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
    State University of New York at Buffalo
    Buffalo, New York

    Advisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Biogen Idec, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly USA LLC, Millennium — The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Lectures: Biogen Idec, Genentech BioOncology.

    Jonathan W Friedberg, MD, MMSc
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Hematology
    Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division
    James P Wilmot Cancer Center
    University of Rochester
    Rochester, New York

    Advisory Committee: Genentech BioOncology; Consulting Agreements: Allos Therapeutics, Astellas Pharma US Inc, Calistoga Pharmaceuticals Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Seattle Genetics; Data Safety Monitoring Board: Lilly USA LLC; Research Support: Cephalon Inc, Millennium — The Takeda Oncology Company; Stock Ownership: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

    Stephanie A Gregory, MD
    The Elodia Kehm Chair of Hematology
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Section of Hematology
    Rush University Medical Center/Rush University
    Chicago, Illinois

    Advisory Committee: Cephalon Inc; Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc; Speakers Bureau: Cephalon Inc, Genentech BioOncology.

    David G Maloney, MD, PhD
    Member, Clinical Research Division
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington

    Advisory Committee: Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche Laboratories Inc, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    Mathias J Rummel, MD, PhD
    Head, Department for Hematology
    Hospital of the Justus-Liebig University
    Gießen, Germany

    Advisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Cephalon Inc, GlaxoSmithKline.

    Mitchell R Smith, MD, PhD
    Director, Lymphoma Service
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Advisory Committee: Cephalon Inc, Wyeth; Speakers Bureau: Allos Therapeutics, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Millennium — The Takeda Oncology Company, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    MODERATOR Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: Allos Therapeutics, Amgen Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aureon Laboratories Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals/Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Lilly USA LLC, Millennium — The Takeda Oncology Company, Mundipharma International Limited, Myriad Genetics Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OSI Oncology, Sanofi-Aventis and Seattle Genetics.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and reviewers for Research To Practice have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

    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 program is supported by educational grants from Cephalon Inc, Genentech BioOncology/Biogen Idec and Millennium — The Takeda Oncology Company.

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    Last review date: May 2011
    Expiration date: May 2012

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National NHL Tumor Board: Clinical Investigators Provide Their Perspectives on Cases of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Released May 2011

Featuring Edited Proceedings and Interviews from a Case-Based Symposium Preceding the 52nd ASH Annual Meeting. (Text and Audio Content)