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Hematologic Oncology Update, Issue 1, 2013
Released June 2013

Featuring interviews with Drs Sagar Lonial, Hagop M Kantarjian, Ian W Flinn and Andrew D Zelenetz. (Text and Audio Content)

CE Disclosures and Faculty Information

    The treatment of hematologic cancer remains a challenge for many healthcare professionals and patients despite recent gains made in the management of this group of diseases. Determining which treatment approach is most appropriate for a given patient requires careful consideration of patient-specific characteristics, physician expertise and available health system resources. To bridge the gap between research and patient care, this issue of Hematologic Oncology Update features one-on-one discussions with leading hematology-oncology investigators. By providing information on the latest clinical developments in the context of expert perspectives, this activity assists medical oncologists, hematologists and hematology-oncology fellows with the formulation of evidence-based and current therapeutic strategies, which in turn facilitates optimal patient care.

    • Incorporate new therapeutic strategies into the best-practice management of Hodgkin lymphoma.
    • Integrate recent clinical research findings with proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory agents into the development of individualized induction and maintenance treatment strategies for patients with multiple myeloma.
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and risks of approved first- and second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors and protein translation inhibitors as therapeutic options for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.
    • Appropriately incorporate ruxolitinib into the treatment of JAK2 mutation-positive or mutation-negative myelofibrosis, with consideration of dosing based on platelet counts.
    • Develop an understanding of emerging efficacy and side-effect data with novel agents and combination regimens under evaluation for indolent and aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
    Research To Practice is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    CME credit is no longer available for this issue


    CME credit is no longer available for this issue

    This CME activity contains an audio component. The participant should review the CME information and listen to the audio MP3s.

    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 CME 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 physician 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: Dr LonialAdvisory Committee and Consulting Agreements: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Lilly USA LLC, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Sanofi. Dr KantarjianConsulting Agreement: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Paid Research: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Inc. Dr Flinn Contracted Research: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Roche Laboratories Inc. Dr Zelenetz Consulting Agreements: Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics; Contracted Research: Genentech BioOncology, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche Laboratories Inc.

    EDITORDr Love is president and CEO of Research To Practice, which receives funds in the form of educational grants to develop CME activities from the following commercial interests: AbbVie Inc, Algeta US, Allos Therapeutics, Amgen Inc, ArQule Inc, Astellas, 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, EMD Serono Inc, Foundation Medicine Inc, Genentech BioOncology, Genomic Health Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, Incyte Corporation, Lilly USA LLC, Medivation Inc, Merck, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Mundipharma International Limited, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Prometheus Laboratories Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc and Teva Oncology.

    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 Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Celgene Corporation, Genentech BioOncology/Biogen Idec, Incyte Corporation, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc, Seattle Genetics and Teva Oncology.

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    Last review date: June 2013
    Expiration date: June 2014

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