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Acute Leukemias Update, Issue 1, 2018 (Video Program)
Released December 2018

Proceedings from video interviews with Drs Daniel Pollyea and Jorge E Cortes on the treatment of acute leukemias. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematologists-oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of hematologic cancers.

    OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    The treatment of acute leukemias 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 requires careful consideration of patient characteristics, physician expertise and available health-system resources. Published results from ongoing trials continually lead to the emergence of new therapeutic targets and regimens, thereby altering management algorithms. In order to offer optimal patient care, including the option of clinical trial participation, the practicing medical oncologist must be well informed of these advances. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, this issue of Acute Leukemias Update features one-on-one discussions with leading hematology-oncology investigators. By providing information on the latest clinical developments in the context of expert perspectives, this CME activity assists medical oncologists, hematologists and hematology-oncology fellows with the formulation of evidence-based and current therapeutic strategies.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Appraise current data on recent therapeutic advances and changing practice standards, including FDA approvals, in acute forms of leukemia, and integrate this information into clinical care.
    • Recognize the clinical and prognostic significance of specific cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities, and use this information in treatment decision-making for patients with acute forms of leukemia.
    • Consider age, performance status and disease-related factors in the identification of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are appropriate for targeted agents or chemotherapy.
    • Counsel patients regarding the incidence and manifestation of side effects and toxicities associated with newly approved and investigational agents and regimens in the treatment of acute forms of leukemia.
    • Identify the proposed mechanisms of action of and recall new data with investigational agents demonstrating promising activity in acute forms of leukemia, and refer appropriate patients for participation in trials evaluating these approaches.

    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 2.5 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 2.75 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 each of these CME activities, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.5 (audio) and 2.75 (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.

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    HOW TO USE THESE CME ACTIVITIES
    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component. To receive credit, the participant should review the CME information, listen to the MP3s, complete the Post-test with a score of 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/AcuteLeukemiasUpdate118/CME. The corresponding video program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/AcuteLeukemiasUpdate118/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 80% or better and fill out the Educational Assessment and Credit Form located at ResearchToPractice.com/AcuteLeukemiasUpdate118/Video/CME. The corresponding audio program is available as an alternative at ResearchToPractice.com/AcuteLeukemiasUpdate118.

    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:

    Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Clinical Director of Leukemia Services
    Division of Hematology
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, Colorado

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, argenx, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, Celgene Corporation, Celyad, Gilead Sciences Inc, Pfizer Inc; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc; Data and Safety Monitoring Board: GlycoMimetics Inc, Tolero Pharmaceuticals.

    Jorge E Cortes, MD
    Jane and John Justin Distinguished Chair in Leukemia Research
    Chief, CML and AML Sections
    Deputy Chair, Department of Leukemia
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Advisory Committee: Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Pfizer Inc; Contracted Research: Amphivena Therapeutics Inc, Arog Pharmaceuticals Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pfizer Inc.

    EDITOR — 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, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kite Pharma Inc, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology, Medivation Inc, a Pfizer Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seattle Genetics, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro Inc, Teva Oncology and Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE CME PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF AND REVIEWERS — Planners, scientific staff and independent reviewers for Research To Practice have no relevant 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 activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Genentech, Novartis and Takeda Oncology.

    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    A high-speed Internet connection
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 56 or later, Chrome 61 or later, Safari 11 or later, Opera 48 or later
    Adobe Flash Player 27 plug-in or later
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    Release date: December 2018
    Expiration date: December 2019

    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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Interview with Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS

Interview with Jorge E Cortes, MD

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