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Bringing the Patient into the Equation: A Pilot CME Initiative on the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia — Issue 2 (Audio Program)
Released June 2021

Featuring Dr Courtney D DiNardo’s perspectives on her time spent speaking with patients with acute myeloid leukemia from the practices of community oncologists Drs KS Kumar and Andrew C Rettew. (Audio Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    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

    Courtney D DiNardo, MD, MSCE
    Associate Professor, Department of Leukemia
    Division of Cancer Medicine
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Advisory Committee: Foghorn Therapeutics, Gilead Sciences Inc, Immune-Onc Therapeutics Inc, Novartis, Takeda Oncology; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Astex Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Calithera Biosciences, Celgene Corporation, Cleave Therapeutics, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Immune-Onc Therapeutics Inc, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company; Scientific Advisory Board with Stock Options: Notable Labs.

    Consulting Oncologists

    KS Kumar, MD
    Physician Partner
    Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
    New Port Richey, Florida

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Andrew C Rettew, DO
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Drexel University College of Medicine
    McGlinn Cancer Institute, Tower Health
    West Reading, Pennsylvania

    Advisory Committee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

    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, TG Therapeutics Inc, 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: June 2021
    Expiration date: June 2022

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