Patient Centered Care in Chronic Phase CML - A Multidisciplinary Approach

August 7, 2015

This live 75-minute webcast, with interactive Q&A and patient-physician video case studies, will review the safety and efficacy profile of TKIs, the importance of molecular monitoring, and the significance of response milestones in the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The short patient vignettes will consist of clinicians interacting with patients receiving therapy to treat CML. The vignettes and ensuing didactic lecture will demonstrate how clinicians can effectively communicate key clinical aspects of CML management with patients throughout their disease course.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of medical oncologists, community oncologists, oncology fellows, oncology nurses, pharmacists, case managers, and other health care professionals who care for patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Following this webcast, participants should be able to:

  • Select the appropriate TKI for first-line therapy after considering the risks/benefits of each TKI and individual patient characteristics
  • Describe the prognostic significance of early molecular response milestones and recognize the importance of monitoring molecular response to TKI therapy as outlined in the NCCN Guidelines
  • Summarize the toxicities associated with TKIs and appropriate interventions to manage major side effects and intolerance to treatment
  • Evaluate the factors contributing to non-adherence to TKI therapy and effectively communicate with patients the need to take medication as prescribed
  • Examine the importance of the multidisciplinary care team embracing the patient as a partner in their care and how this patient-centered approach can positively impact long-term health outcomes
Additional information

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Case Manager
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.25 Nurse
  • 1.25 Pharmacist
  • 1.25 Physician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/07/2015 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/07/2015 - 1:15pm EDT

Daniel J. DeAngelo, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Susan L. Buchanan, PA-C, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Nursing, pharmacy (ACPE), and case manager credits are also provided. View complete accreditation information

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Case Manager
  • 1.25 Participation
  • 1.25 Nurse
  • 1.25 Pharmacist
  • 1.25 Physician


Please login or register to take this course.

Required Hardware/software

HANDOUTS: 2 slides per page or 3 slides per page with lines for notes

NCCN PATIENT EDUCATION TOOL: Tests and Treatment Responses In Chronic Phase CML


Please note that this webcast will not be through NCCN’s WebEx Event Center. We suggest joining the webcast at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start to allow time to address any technical difficulties you might experience. Log in using the same name and email used to register for the program. Program audio is only available through computer, so please make sure you are using a system that has audio/speakers. Telephone access is not an option.



To access and complete this activity, users will need the following:

  • A PC or Mac (Windows XP or later; Mac OS 10.x)
  • A monitor with minimum resolution of 1024x768
  • Speakers or headphones and a sound card with the ability to hear streaming audio. Telephone audio is NOT an option for listening to this webcast.
  • A strong internet connection
    • A wired internet connection using an Ethernet cord is highly recommended
    • Use of wireless internet may result in audio- and video-streaming issues
    • Broadband internet access cards are highly discouraged
    • Dial-up connections will not work  [Note: If your "download speed" is less than 1.20 Mbps, you might experience problems.]
  • Internet Browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome)
  • Adobe Flash Player version 9 or higher
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for article and certificate viewing/printing

In addition to above minimum requirements, you should:

  • Disable pop-up blockers
  • Close programs you are running simultaneously that might compete for internet bandwidth