Monthly Oncology Tumor Boards: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Individualized Patient Care - Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in Young Adults
Join Ahmet Dogan, MD, PhD and Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as they present their multidisciplinary expertise on a range of cases pertaining to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in Young Adults.
Diffuse large B‑cell lymphoma is the most common histologic subtype of non‑Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) diagnosed in young adults (20-29 years). Gene expression profiling (GEP) studies have shown that DLBCL is a heterogeneous group of distinct molecular subtypes with varied natural history and response to therapy. Germinal center B-cell (GCB) subtype and primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) are the 2 molecular subtypes of DLBCL that are predominantly diagnosed in young adults. PMBL is more often diagnosed in young women. CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone)-like chemotherapy regimens have been shown to be effective first-line treatment options for low-risk DLBCL in young adults. However, the optimal treatment of DLBCL in young adults remains unclear and the prognosis of DLBCL in this population continues to be inferior to that in children.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, pathologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with cancer.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the molecular heterogeneity of DLBCL and its implications in the management of DLBCL in young adults
- Identify the rationale for the development of novel therapeutic strategies and the mechanism of action of novel targeted therapies
Ahmet Dogan, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Andrew Zelenetz, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours. Accreditation as a provider refers to the recognition of educational activities only; accredited status does not imply endorsement by NCCN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.
Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN, is our lead nurse planner for this educational activity.
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Type of Activity: Knowledge
National Comprehensive Cancer Network designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit in states that recognize ACPE accredited providers.
Universal Activity Number: 0836-0000-16-016-L01-P
- 1.00 ACPE contact hours
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC contact hours
- 1.00 Participation