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Oncology Today with Dr Neil Love: Management of Immune Thrombocytopenia (Video Interview)
Released July 2023

Featuring perspectives from Dr Hanny Al-Samkari. Published July 28, 2023. (Video Interview)

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    This activity is intended for medical oncologists, nurses, radiological oncologists and other healthcare providers involved in the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia.


    • Evaluate factors, including age, comorbidities, bleeding history/risk, lifestyle and personal preferences, that influence the decision to initiate active therapy for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), and counsel patients regarding personalized initial treatment recommendations.
    • Appraise available guidelines concerning the recommended duration of corticosteroid use as initial therapy for ITP, and identify patients with insufficient response or relapse after steroid taper for whom a change of treatment may be warranted.
    • Review the clinical research database supporting the use of thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RAs) for patients with ITP, and weigh the long-term efficacy and safety data with and practical advantages and disadvantages of the various agents in this class.
    • Recall the published efficacy and safety data with and FDA approved indication for spleen tyrosine kinase inhibition in patients with ITP, and apply this information to the care of appropriately selected individuals.
    • Comprehend the scientific rationale for Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibition as a therapeutic approach for ITP, and appreciate early-phase efficacy and safety findings with and ongoing clinical research studies investigating the use of novel, oral BTK inhibitors in preparation for their potential commercial availability in this disease.
    • Recollect available research and ongoing trials evaluating other novel agents and strategies under investigation for patients with ITP, and counsel appropriately selected individuals about participation in active research protocols.

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    Faculty Lecture: Research To Practice designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    Audio Interview: ResearchToPractice.com/OncologyTodayITP23 and Educational Assessment and Credit Form ResearchToPractice.com/OncologyTodayITP23/CME.

    Video Interview: ResearchToPractice.com/ OncologyTodayITP23/Video and Educational Assessment and Credit Form ResearchToPractice.com/OncologyTodayITP23/Video/CME.

    Faculty Lecture: ResearchToPractice.com/OncologyTodayITP23/Presentation and Educational Assessment and Credit Form ResearchToPractice.com/OncologyTodayITP23/Presentation/CME.

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    FACULTY — The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    Hanny Al-Samkari, MD
    Classical Hematologist and Clinical Investigator
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Consulting Agreements: Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, argenx, Forma Therapeutics, Moderna, Novartis, Pharmacosmos, Sobi; Contracted Research: Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Amgen Inc, Novartis, Sobi, Vaderis Therapeutics AG.

    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 companies: AbbVie Inc, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation, ADC Therapeutics, Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Amgen Inc, Array BioPharma Inc, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, Astellas, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene Ltd, BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals Inc, Blueprint Medicines, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Clovis Oncology, Coherus BioSciences, CTI BioPharma Corp, Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Eisai Inc, Elevation Oncology Inc, EMD Serono Inc, Epizyme Inc, Exact Sciences Corporation, Exelixis Inc, Five Prime Therapeutics Inc, Foundation Medicine, G1 Therapeutics Inc, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genmab US Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Grail Inc, GSK, Halozyme Inc, Helsinn Healthcare SA, ImmunoGen Inc, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc, Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC, Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Kite, A Gilead Company, Kronos Bio Inc, Lilly, Loxo Oncology Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, MEI Pharma Inc, Merck, Mersana Therapeutics Inc, Mirati Therapeutics Inc, Natera Inc, Novartis, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation on behalf of Advanced Accelerator Applications, Novocure Inc, Oncopeptides, Pfizer Inc, Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, Puma Biotechnology Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi, Seagen Inc, Servier Pharmaceuticals LLC, SpringWorks Therapeutics Inc, Stemline Therapeutics Inc, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology Inc, Taiho Oncology Inc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, TerSera Therapeutics LLC, Tesaro, A GSK Company, TG Therapeutics Inc, Turning Point Therapeutics Inc, Verastem Inc, and Zymeworks Inc.

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    These activities are supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

    Release date: July 2023
    Expiration date: July 2024

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