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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Front-Line Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia — Issue 2 (Video Program)
Released February 2021

Featuring an interview with Dr Steven Coutre. (Video Program)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

  • TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, hematologists-oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    • Individualize the selection of systemic therapy for patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), considering clinical presentation, biomarker profile, coexisting medical conditions and patient preferences.
    • Appraise the similarities and differences between the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors ibrutinib and acalabrutinib and the implications for efficacy and safety.
    • Recall available Phase III data demonstrating superior outcomes with BTK inhibition compared to standard chemoimmunotherapy in the up-front management of CLL, and use this information to discern how this strategy can be optimally integrated into nonresearch treatment.
    • Consider the FDA approval of acalabrutinib for newly diagnosed CLL, and identify patients for whom treatment with this agent may be appropriate.
    • Assess clinical trial data supporting the FDA approval of venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab as front-line therapy for CLL, and determine how to appropriately integrate this regimen into treatment decision-making.
    • Identify and manage side effects and toxicities associated with recently approved and emerging systemic therapies used in the front-line management of CLL.

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

    CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ABIM) — MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)
    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    HOW TO USE THIS CME ACTIVITY
    Audio Program: This CME activity consists of an audio component.
    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    Video Program: This CME activity consists of a video component.
    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 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 his spouse/partner) reported relevant conflicts of interest, which have been resolved through a conflict of interest resolution process:

    Steven Coutre, MD
    Professor of Medicine (Hematology)
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Palo Alto, California

    Advisory Committee: AbbVie Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Contracted Research: AbbVie Inc, Acerta Pharma — A member of the AstraZeneca Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: BeiGene.

    EDITOR — 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 Corporation, Agendia Inc, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Biodesix Inc, bioTheranostics Inc, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Dendreon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Eisai Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Inc, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Grail Inc, Guardant Health, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc, Myriad Genetic Laboratories Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sandoz Inc, a Novartis Division, Sanofi Genzyme, Seagen Inc, Sirtex Medical Ltd, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Oncology, Tesaro, A GSK Company, Teva Oncology, Tokai Pharmaceuticals Inc and Verastem 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 grantors.

    This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, and Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC.

    Release date: February 2021
    Expiration date: February 2022

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