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Hematologic Oncology Update, Issue 2, 2014
Released October 2014

Featuring interviews with Drs Stephen M Ansell, Philip L McCarthy, Ann S LaCasce and Martin S Tallman. (Text and Audio Content)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • 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 individual 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 therapeutic strategies, which in turn facilitates optimal patient care.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Develop an algorithm for the risk-stratified induction treatment of follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and mantle-cell lymphoma.
    • Integrate recent clinical research findings with proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory agents into the development of individualized induction, consolidation and maintenance treatment approaches for patients with 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.
    • Appreciate the recent FDA approvals of ibrutinib and obinutuzumab, and discern how these agents can be appropriately integrated into clinical practice for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
    • Develop an understanding of emerging efficacy and side-effect data with novel agents and combination regimens under evaluation for indolent and aggressive B-cell and T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
    • Recognize the role of novel agents and regimens in the management of relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia.
    • Appraise recent clinical research findings on the efficacy and safety of novel proteasome inhibitor- and/or BTK inhibitor-based therapeutic strategies for Waldenström macroglobulinemia, and consider this information when caring for these patients.

    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

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    This CME activity contains both audio and print components. The participant should review the CME information, listen to the audio MP3s and read the text portion. The text portion of this activity contains edited comments, clinical trial schemas, graphics and references that supplement the audio MP3s, as well as links to relevant full-text articles, abstracts, trial information and other web resources.

    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 LaCasce had 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 AnsellResearch Funding: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celldex Therapeutics. Dr McCarthyAdvisory Committee: Celgene Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Sanofi. Dr TallmanAdvisory Committee: Agios Pharmaceuticals, BioLineRx, Seattle Genetics; Other Remunerated Activities: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals 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, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, Biogen Idec, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Corporation, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly, Medivation Inc, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pharmacyclics Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Teva Oncology 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 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology/Biogen Idec, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Pharmacyclics Inc, Seattle Genetics and Teva Oncology.

    Hardware/Software Requirements:
    A high-speed Internet connection  
    A monitor set to 1280 x 1024 pixels or more
    Internet Explorer 7 or later, Firefox 3.0 or later, Chrome, Safari 3.0 or later
    Adobe Flash Player 10.2 plug-in or later
    Adobe Acrobat Reader
    (Optional) Sound card and speakers for audio

    Last review date:
    October 2014
    Expiration date:
    October 2015

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Hematologic Oncology Update, Issue 2, 2014
Released October 2014

Featuring interviews with Drs Stephen M Ansell, Philip L McCarthy, Ann S LaCasce and Martin S Tallman. (Text and Audio Content)

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