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Hematologic Oncology Update, Issue 1, 2015
Released July 2015

Featuring interviews with Drs Jeff Sharman, Jonathan L Kaufman, Elias Jabbour and Bruce D Cheson. (Text and Audio Content)

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  • OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    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, this issue of Hematologic Oncology 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 activity assists medical oncologists, hematologists and hematology-oncology fellows with the formulation of evidence-based and current therapeutic strategies, which in turn facilitates optimal patient care.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Develop a rational plan to incorporate B-cell receptor signaling inhibitors and novel CD20 monoclonal antibodies into the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other B-cell neoplasms.
    • Incorporate newly approved treatments and consider the potential role of promising investigational agents in the management of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.
    • Review emerging clinical trial data on the efficacy and safety of brentuximab vedotin for patients with CD30-positive lymphomas, and use this information to prioritize protocol and nonresearch options for these patients.
    • Reevaluate your current treatment approach for patients with myeloproliferative disorders and acute and chronic leukemias in light of newly emerging clinical data.
    • Customize the selection of systemic therapy for patients with newly diagnosed and progressive mantle-cell lymphoma, recognizing the addition of recently FDA-endorsed options for these patients.
    • Recognize the benefits of ongoing clinical trials for patients with hematologic cancers, and inform appropriately selected patients about these options for treatment.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
    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

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    This CME activity contains both audio and print components.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    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 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 — Dr Jabbour has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose. 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: Dr SharmanAdvisory Committee: Celgene Corporation, Gilead Sciences Inc, Pharmacyclics Inc; Consulting Agreement: Celgene Corporation; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Gilead Sciences Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pharmacyclics Inc, Takeda Oncology. Dr KaufmanConsulting Agreements: Celgene Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Merck, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary. Dr ChesonAdvisory Committee: Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Inc, Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs Inc, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Pfizer Inc, Roche Laboratories Inc, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc; Contracted Research: Abbott Laboratories, Acerta Pharma, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Roche Laboratories Inc.

    EDITOR — 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 Scientific and Medical Affairs 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 Corporation, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Biotech Inc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, NanoString Technologies, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics Inc, 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 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 activity is supported by educational grants from Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Incyte Corporation, Janssen Biotech Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics Inc, Seattle Genetics, Takeda Oncology and Teva Oncology.

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    Release date: July 2015
    Expiration date: July 2016

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Hematologic Oncology Update, Issue 1, 2015
Released July 2015

Featuring interviews with Drs Jeff Sharman, Jonathan L Kaufman, Elias Jabbour and Bruce D Cheson. (Text and Audio Content)

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