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Oncology Tumor Panel Series: Part 1 — Lymphoma and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Released August 2015

Video excerpts from the first in a series of 5 integrated symposia held at the 2015 ONS Annual Congress. Featuring perspectives from Dr Christopher Flowers, Ms Amy Goodrich, Dr Steven M Horwitz, Mr Chao-Ming (Peter) Lai and Dr Peter Martin. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

    OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITY
    It is estimated that approximately 95,520 new cases of HL, NHL and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) will be identified in the United States in the year 2015, and 25,590 individuals will die from these diseases. Currently more than 60 drug products with more than 70 distinct FDA-approved indications are labeled for use in the management of hematologic cancers. Although this extensive list of available treatment options is reassuring for patients and oncology healthcare professionals, it poses a challenge to the practicing clinician who must maintain up-to-date knowledge of appropriate clinical management strategies across a vast spectrum of liquid and solid tumors. The past several years represent a period of substantial progress in the development and evaluation of novel agents across many lymphoma subtypes, and mature clinical trial results have illustrated the efficacy of several new investigational therapies, some of which have altered the therapeutic algorithms for HL and various subtypes of NHL.

    These video proceedings from the first part of a 5-part integrated CNE curriculum originally held at the 2015 ONS Annual Congress feature discussions with leading hematology-oncology investigators and their nursing counterparts regarding actual patient cases and recent clinical research findings affecting the optimal therapeutic and supportive care for each patient scenario.

    PURPOSE STATEMENT
    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of HL and NHL.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Provide patient-focused education to enhance clinical decision-making regarding the available systemic agents used in the management of indolent and aggressive forms of B-cell NHL, T-cell lymphomas and HL.
    • Formulate supportive care strategies to manage the side effects associated with commonly employed therapeutic interventions for patients with NHL and HL.
    • Evaluate preliminary safety data and reported outcomes with investigational agents and strategies, and counsel appropriately selected patients about the potential for enrollment in clinical trials.
    • Identify opportunities to enhance the collaborative role of oncology nurses in the comprehensive biopsychosocial care of patients with lymphoma and CLL to optimize clinical and quality-of-life outcomes.

    ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

    CNE credit is no longer available for this issue

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

    CNE credit is no longer available for this issue

    FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
    This is a video CNE program.

    CNE 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 CNE 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 reviewer for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies referenced and patient care recommendations.

    FACULTY — 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:

    Christopher Flowers, MD, MS
    Associate Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology
    Emory School of Medicine Winship Cancer Institute
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Consulting Agreements: Celgene Corporation, OptumRx Inc, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc; Contracted Research: Acerta Pharma, Celgene Corporation, Gilead Sciences Inc, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, an Amgen subsidiary, Pharmacyclics Inc, Takeda Oncology; Unpaid Consulting Agreements: Genentech BioOncology, Takeda Oncology.

    Amy Goodrich, CRNP-AC
    Nurse Practitioner
    Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
    Baltimore, Maryland

    No real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Steven M Horwitz, MD
    Associate Attending
    Lymphoma Service
    Division of Hematologic Oncology
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    New York, New York

    Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Genzyme Corporation, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Takeda Oncology; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd, Pharmacyclics Inc, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Takeda Oncology.

    Chao-Ming (Peter) Lai, RN, MS, ANP-BC
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, Texas

    Advisory Committee: Seattle Genetics.

    Peter Martin, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    New York, New York

    Consulting Agreements: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Speakers Bureau: Genentech BioOncology.

    MODERATOR — Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME/CNE 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, ImmunoGen 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 Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics Inc, Seattle Genetics, Takeda Oncology 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: August 2015
    Expiration date: August 2016

    There is no implied or real endorsement of any product by RTP or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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