Key Studies in Hematologic Malignancies

May 29-June 2, 2015; Chicago, Illinois
Sagar Lonial, MD; Farhad Ravandi, MD; Jeff P. Sharman, MD; and Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, discuss the clinical relevance of key findings in hematologic malignancies presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
person default
Sagar Lonial, MD
person default
Farhad Ravandi, MD
Jeff P. Sharman, MD
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA
Physicians: maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: August 25, 2015 Expiration: August 24, 2016

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Apply recently presented data to clinical practice to expand treatment options and improve outcomes for patients with hematologic cancers
  • Identify subpopulations of patients with hematologic cancers most likely to benefit from a specific treatment plan based on prognostic or predictive markers
  • Discuss new data on novel agents and therapeutic approaches for patients with hematologic cancers
  • Consider how new trial findings might affect treatment of hematologic cancers in clinical practice in the future

Acknowledgements

Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC
ACHS Logo

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
39000 Bob Hope Dr
Dinah Shore Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Alma Perez, Accreditation Specialist
(760) 773-4506
(760) 773-4550 (Fax)
ce@annenberg.net
http://www.annenberg.net/

Educational grant provided by:
AstraZeneca
Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Celgene Corporation
Genentech BioOncology
Incyte
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Information on this Educational Activity

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Annenberg Center assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Faculty

Sagar Lonial, MD

Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Chief Medical Officer
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Sagar Lonial, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Janssen, Millennium, Novartis, Onyx, and sanofi-aventis.
Farhad Ravandi, MD

Professor of Medicine
Department of Leukemia
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Farhad Ravandi, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, Pfizer, Seattle Genetics, and Sunesis and funds for research support from Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cellerant, MedImmune, Merck, Seattle Genetics, and Sunesis.
Jeff P. Sharman, MD

Medical Director
Hematology Research
US Oncology Research
Eugene, Oregon

Jeff P. Sharman, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Celgene, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Pharmacyclics, Seattle Genetics, and TG Therapeutics and funds for research support from Acerta, Celgene, Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Pharmacyclics, Seattle Genetics, and TG Therapeutics and fees for non-CME services from Gilead.
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA

Chief, Division of Oncology and Hematology
Neumann M. and Mildred E. Harris Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, has disclosed that she has received funds for research support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Incyte, Janssen Biotech, Pharmacyclics, and Spectrum.

Staff

Davecia Cameron, MS

Managing Editor, Hematology/Oncology

Davecia Cameron, MS, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Gordon Kelley

Senior Clinical Editor

Gordon Kelley has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.
Kevin Obholz, PhD

Editorial Director, Hematology/Oncology

Kevin Obholz, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

The following planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Charles E. Willis, MBA, Director of Continuing Education, Amanda Sewell, MBA, Manager of Continuing Education, Debbie Price, Registration Database Administrator, and Alma Perez, Accreditation Specialist from the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The Annenberg Center, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the Annenberg Center, PIM, Clinical Care Options, and activity supporters. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals who provide care for patients with hematologic malignancies.

Goal

The goal of this activity is to improve participants’ competence in treating patients with hematologic malignancies by applying the most recent data from ASCO 2015.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 2.75 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from August 25, 2015, through August 24, 2016:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 70% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Related Content

Downloadable slides on most current clinical data on treating patients with BTK inhibitors

Ian W. Flinn, MD, PhD Released: December 6, 2019

From Clinical Care Options (CCO), preview key PTCL studies to be presented at ASH 2019, as selected by experts

Barbara Pro, MD Released: December 6, 2019

In this slideset from Clinical Care Options, experts provide insights on emerging CAR T-cell strategies for myeloma.

James K. Kochenderfer, MD Released: December 6, 2019

In this slideset from Clinical Care Options, experts provide insights into the optimal management of toxicities associated with CAR T-cell therapy.

Matthew J. Frigault, MD Released: December 6, 2019

Leaving the CCO site

You are now leaving the CCO site. The new destination site may have different terms of use and privacy policy.

Continue

Welcome to the CCO site.

You are accessing CCO's educational content today as a Guest user.

If you would like to continue with free, full access to the CCO Web sites, including free CME/CE credits, please click the button below.

Continue

More info

CCO’s educational programs are available completely free of charge on the ClinicalOptions.com, inPractice.com, and inPracticeAfrica.com Web sites. Certain features and functions are restricted for Guest users. By consenting to become a full member, you are eligible to receive CME/CE credit or participation certificates from certified activities, to register for CCO’s free live meetings and webinars, and to receive CCO’s email newsletters alerting you to new content. You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time. CCO strictly protects the privacy of our members, according to our privacy policy.

A confirmation email will be sent to . Not You?