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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Edition 2019 (Audio Program)
Released February 2019

Featuring a roundtable discussion with Drs Jeremy Abramson and Laurie H Sehn. (Audio Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematologists-oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

    DLBCL is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Approximately 60% of patients with DLBCL are cured with standard chemotherapy that includes rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (R-CHOP). However, 30% to 40% of patients develop relapsed or refractory disease that cannot be cured with R-CHOP, indicating the need for more effective therapies for this patient subset. The recently emerging chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy and several other novel agents demonstrating promise in clinical development appear poised to disrupt long-standing management algorithms for this disease, and in order to offer optimal patient care, including the option of clinical trial participation, the practicing medical oncologist must be well informed of these advances.

    To bridge the gap between research and patient care, this program features a joint discussion with 2 leading hematology oncology investigators on recently approved and emerging strategies for patients with DLBCL. By providing access to the latest scientific developments and the perspectives of experts in the field, this CME activity will assist medical oncologists with the formulation of up-to-date strategies for the management of this disease.


    • Evaluate the clinical relevance to the management of DLBCL of recent pivotal research results published in peer-reviewed journals and/or presented at major oncology conferences.
    • Consider patient and disease characteristics in the up-front and subsequent treatment of DLBCL.
    • Assess existing efficacy and safety data from clinical trials of approved CAR T-cell therapies directed at CD19 for patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell lymphomas, and use this information to identify suitable candidates for this approach.
    • Recall the mechanisms of action of and available and emerging data with novel investigational agents currently under evaluation for DLBCL, and where applicable, refer eligible patients for trial participation.

    Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component.
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    Video Program: This CME activity consists of a video component.
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    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:

    Jeremy Abramson, MD
    Director, Center for Lymphoma
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Amgen Inc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Celgene Corporation, EMD Serono Inc, Genentech, Gilead Sciences Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Juno Therapeutics, a Celgene Company, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite Pharma Inc, Merck, Novartis, Seattle Genetics, Verastem Inc.

    Laurie H Sehn, MD, MPH
    Chair, Lymphoma Tumour Group
    BC Cancer Centre for Lymphoid Cancer
    Associate Editor, Blood
    Vancouver, Canada

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma — A member of the AstraZeneca Group, Amgen Inc, Apobiologix, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Gilead Sciences Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite Pharma Inc, Lundbeck, Merck, MorphoSys, Roche Laboratories Inc, Seattle Genetics, Takeda Oncology, Teva Oncology, TG Therapeutics Inc; Contracted Research: Genentech, Roche Laboratories Inc.

    MODERATOR — Dr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice. Research To Practice receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma — A member of the AstraZeneca Group, Adaptive Biotechnologies, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, Astellas Pharma Global Development 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 Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, Exelixis Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, Genmab, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Kite Pharma Inc, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seattle Genetics, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, Teva Oncology and Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    RESEARCH TO PRACTICE CME PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, STAFF AND REVIEWERS — Planners, scientific staff and independent 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 grantor.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

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    Release date: February 2019
    Expiration date: February 2020

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