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Challenging Cases in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Oncologist and Nurse Investigators Consult on Actual Patients from the Practices of the Invited Faculty
Released August 2014

Video excerpts from the third in a series of 6 integrated symposia held at the 2014 ONS Annual Congress. Featuring perspectives from Ms Amy Goodrich, Dr Lauren C Pinter-Brown, Ms Barbara Barnes Rogers and Dr Mitchell R Smith. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists involved in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

    It is estimated that approximately 86,500 new cases of NHL and CLL will be identified in the United States in the year 2014, and 23,590 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.

    These video proceedings from the third part of a 6-part integrated CNE curriculum originally held at the 2014 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.

    By providing information on the latest research developments in the context of expert perspectives, this CNE activity will assist oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists with the formulation of state-of-the-art clinical management strategies to facilitate optimal care of patients with NHL and CLL.


    • Provide patient-focused education regarding the available therapeutic agents used in the management of indolent and aggressive forms of B-cell NHL to enhance clinical decision-making.
    • Apply the results of emerging clinical research to the therapeutic and supportive care of patients with newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory NHL and CLL.
    • Explain the risks and benefits of evidence-based treatment approaches to patients with T-cell lymphoma requiring systemic therapy.
    • Evaluate the preliminary safety profiles and response outcomes of investigational agents and treatment strategies undergoing evaluation in NHL and CLL, 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 NHL/CLL to optimize clinical and quality-of-life outcomes.

    Research To Practice is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This is a video CNE program. Participants should read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and watch the video.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    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:

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

    No real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

    Lauren C Pinter-Brown, MD
    Clinical Professor of Medicine
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Los Angeles, California

    Advisory Committee: Celgene Corporation, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    Barbara Barnes Rogers, CRNP, MN, AOCN, ANP-BC
    Adult Hematology-Oncology Nurse Practitioner
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Advisory Committee: Gilead Sciences Inc, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company; Speakers Bureau: Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Seattle Genetics.

    Mitchell R Smith, MD, PhD
    Director of Lymphoid Malignancies Program at Taussig Cancer Institute
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Advisory Committee: Cephalon Inc; Contracted Research: Abbott Laboratories, Celgene Corporation, Gilead Sciences Inc, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Seattle Genetics.

    MODERATORDr 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, 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, 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 Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology/Biogen Idec, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and Teva Oncology.

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    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

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

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