Recorded Presentations from the NCCN 2018 Congress Webinar Series: Acute Leukemia
During 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved three new AML drugs and brought back a fourth that had been withdrawn in 2010. Progress in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) also leaped forward during 2017, with FDA approval of tisagenlecleucel, the first-ever chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for patients with relapsed or refractory disease. While a cure for all acute leukemias remains elusive, great progress is being made. Clinicians need to be aware that recommendations for initiating, combining, and sequencing treatments are rapidly changing, along with guidelines for avoiding or managing adverse effects. All members of the oncology care team, and their patients, need a deeper understanding of the efficacy, safety, and side effect profiles of these novel agents.
The goal of this activity is to ensure that members of the multidisciplinary oncology care team, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other relevant health care professionals, have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the new standards of care for patients with an acute leukemia.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with acute leukemia.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME’s, ANCC’s, and ACPE’s Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Criterion 7: The provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests (SCS 1, 2, and 6) by experts on the topics. Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made prior to the activity.
This program has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ABIM and ABPath MOC points for physicians and will award contact hours for nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. Complete accreditation information is provided before each individual activity.
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