Keynote Session: CAR T-cell Therapy - Focus on Leukemia
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is an emerging immune-based therapy used in cancer treatment. It has demonstrated significant impact in the management of hematologic malignancies, including B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Patients with relapsed or refractory hematologic disorders like acute lymphoblastic leukemia have poor outcomes and require novel effective therapies. Currently, CAR T-cell therapies have demonstrated significant responses, but this immunotherapy is associated with unique toxicities, including cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and neurologic toxicities, that need to be quickly identified and properly managed to achieve optimal outcomes. Continued education for oncology care providers is needed to provide pertinent information related to CAR T-cell clinical studies and promote improved awareness of the unique side effects they generate, so that effective management strategies can be developed. To ensure that health care professionals are adequately prepared to deliver the necessary care, it is important to be aware of the clinical data and the need for institutions to have clear management strategies in place which will improve patient outcomes.
This information was originally presented at the NCCN 13th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™ held in New York, New York, from September 21-22, 2018.
This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, hematologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with hematologic malignancies.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize key studies that have utilized CAR T-cell therapy in pediatric and adult patients with relapsed/refractory B-cell ALL.
- Determine appropriate management strategies for adverse events associated with CAR T-cell therapy in relapsed/refractory B-cell ALL.
- Discuss strategies that may improve the efficacy of CAR T-cell therapy in relapsed/refractory B-cell ALL treatment.
Patrick A. Brown, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
All faculty and activity planners participating in NCCN continuing education (CE) activities are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by ACCME’s, ACPE’s, and ANCC’s Standards for Commercial Support. All faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to 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.
NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a “conflict of interest” when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect CE content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she and/or a spouse or partner has a financial relationship.
NCCN continuing education considers “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.
The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Patrick A. Brown, MD
Amgen Inc.: Consulting Fees, Honoraria
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Consulting Fee
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation: Consulting Fees, Honoraria
Shire: Consulting Fees, Honoraria
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Robert W. Carlson, MD; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa G. Kimbro, MBA, CPA (employed by NCCN until 8/10/2018); Joan S. McClure, MS (employed by NCCN until 8/1/2018); Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan; Kathy Ann Smith, CMP, CHCP; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Donald Harting, ELS, CHCP
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp): Equity interest/Stock Options
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Ndiya Ogba, PhD
National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 0.50 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this activity.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.56 contact hour.
|National Comprehensive Cancer Network is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.|
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hour (0.05 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: 0836-0000-18-137-H01-P
- 0.50 ACPE contact hours
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.56 ANCC contact hours
- 0.50 Participation
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