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Cancer Conference Update, Issue 1, 2016
Released May 2016

Featuring interviews with Drs Noopur Raje, Jeff Sharman, Richard M Stone and Michelle A Fanale. (Audio Content)

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  • OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    Hematologic oncology and related blood disorders are some of the most rapidly evolving fields in all of medicine. Results presented at major conferences from a plethora of ongoing clinical trials lead to the continual emergence of new therapeutic agents and changes in the indications for existing treatments. In order to offer optimal patient care, the practicing hematologist-oncologist must be well informed of these advances. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, this issue of Cancer Conference Update uses one-on-one discussions with hematologic oncology clinical investigators to provide perspectives on the integration of key data sets presented at the 2015 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting into the practical management of various hematologic cancers and related blood disorders.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Recall new data with investigational agents demonstrating promising activity in hematologic cancers.
    • Evaluate recent clinical findings with the JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib for patients with myelofibrosis and polycythemia vera in order to inform patients about protocol and clinical options.
    • Recognize the recent FDA approvals of panobinostat, elotuzumab, daratumumab and ixazomib in multiple myeloma (MM), and effectively identify patients for whom treatment with these novel agents may be appropriate.
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and risks of immunomodulatory agents, proteasome inhibitors or both as systemic treatment for active MM.
    • Develop an understanding of the biologic rationale for and early efficacy and toxicity data with the use of immunotherapeutic approaches for patients with various lymphoma subtypes and MM.
    • Appraise recent data on therapeutic advances and changing practice standards in MM, and integrate this information, as appropriate, into current clinical care.
    • Develop an understanding of emerging efficacy and side-effect data with novel agents and combination regimens under evaluation for indolent and aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
    • Recognize the potential role of novel agents and regimens in the management of newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory acute and chronic leukemias.

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    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: Dr RajeAdvisory Committee: Amgen Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Roche Laboratories Inc, Takeda Oncology; Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Lilly. Dr SharmanAdvisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Gilead Sciences Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Gilead Sciences Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company. Dr StoneAdvisory Committee: Agios Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc, Arog Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celator Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Janssen Biotech Inc, Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc; Clinical Research: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Data and Safety Monitoring Board: Celgene Corporation. Dr FanaleConsulting Agreements: Merck, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc; Contracted Research: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Gilead Sciences Inc, MedImmune Inc, Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Seattle Genetics, Takeda Oncology; Data and Safety Monitoring Board: Amgen Inc; Honoraria: Merck, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Takeda Oncology.

    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: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Baxalta Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Boston Biomedical Pharma Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, CTI BioPharma Corp, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Biotech Inc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, NanoString Technologies, Natera Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and VisionGate Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE STAFF AND EXTERNAL REVIEWERS — The scientific staff and 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, Incyte Corporation and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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    Last review date: May 2016
    Expiration date: May 2017

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