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Bringing the Patient into the Equation: A Pilot CME Initiative on the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia — Issue 1 (Audio Program)
Released April 2021

Featuring Dr Mark Levis’s perspectives on his time spent speaking with patients with acute myeloid leukemia from the practice of community oncologist Dr Spencer Bachow. (Audio Program)

CE Information and Faculty Disclosures

    This activity is intended for hematologists, medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).


    • Consider the clinical and prognostic significance of specific cytogenetic and molecular alterations, and use this information to develop or refine current diagnostic testing algorithms and treatment strategies for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
    • Determine how age, performance status and other biologic and disease-related factors affect the selection and sequencing of therapy for patients with various presentations of AML.
    • Appreciate the FDA approval of venetoclax for patients with newly diagnosed AML not eligible for intensive therapy, and discern how this agent can be optimally integrated into clinical management.
    • Assess published research data and investigator perspectives regarding the management of AML with an actionable genomic alteration (eg, FLT3, IDH1/2), and use this information to develop optimal treatment plans for patients.
    • Design a plan of care to recognize and manage side effects and toxicities associated with existing and recently approved systemic therapies used in the management of AML in patients not eligible for induction therapy, to support quality of life and continuation of treatment.

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

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component.
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    Video Program: This CME activity consists of a video component.
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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 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 reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been mitigated through a conflict of interest mitigation process:

    Clinical Investigator

    Mark Levis, MD, PhD
    Director, Adult Leukemia Program
    Co-Division Director, Hematologic Malignancies
    Professor of Oncology
    The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, FUJIFILM Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, Menarini Group, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Astellas, FUJIFILM Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

    Consulting Oncologist

    Spencer Henick Bachow, MD
    Hematologist/Oncologist at Lynn Cancer Institute
    Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine
    FAU Schmidt College of Medicine
    Boca Raton, Florida

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    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 companies: AbbVie Inc, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eisai Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Novartis, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Turning Point Therapeutics Inc and Verastem 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 grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

    Release date: April 2021
    Expiration date: April 2022

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