Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Emerging Treatment Options for Myelofibrosis

For many years, ruxolitinib has been the only drug approved for the treatment of myelofibrosis (MF). However, it does not lead to long-term remission and its efficacy may be limited in some patients with MF either due to adverse events or the development of resistance or intolerance to the treatment regimen. Appropriate symptom assessment is essential to develop an effective symptom-directed approach. Informing clinicians about the recent advances can help them develop an optimal treatment strategy with the incorporation of novel agents into the treatment plan based on the patient’s clinical needs.

This information was originally presented at the NCCN 2020 Virtual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™  held on October 9-10, 2020.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed to meet the educational needs of oncologists, hematologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who manage patients with hematologic malignancies.

Learning Objectives

Following this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the adverse effects (and their potential implications) that can arise from the use of ruxolitinib.
  • Review the current treatment options for patients with intolerance to ruxolitinib or ruxolitinib-resistant myelofibrosis (MF).
  • Discuss the data from recent clinical trials evaluating novel treatment options for patients with MF.
Additional information
Supporters: 

This activity is supported by educational grants from: 

  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Novartis
  • Pharmacyclics LLC, an Abbvie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Seattle Genetics, Inc. 
  • Takeda

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from:

  • Abbvie
  • Astellas
  • Incyte

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 0.50 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
10/30/2020
Course expires: 
10/30/2021
Cost:
$0.00

Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute/Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support (the provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests [SCS 1, 2 and 6] by experts on the topics). 

Per the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter. A complete list of individuals’ relationships with external entities is available upon request.

Definitions 

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.

Faculty Disclaimers

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.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:

Aaron T. Gerds, MD, MS
Celgene Corporation: Consulting Fee; Grant/Research Support
Constellation: Scientific Advisor
CTI BioPharma Corp.: Grant/Research Support
Galecto: Scientific Advisor
Imago Biosciences: Grant/Research Support
Incyte Corporation: Grant/Research Support
Kartos: Scientific Advisor
PharmaEssentia: Scientific Advisor
Promedior, Inc.: Scientific Advisor
Sierra: Grant/Research Support 

NCCN Staff Disclosures

The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Michael Abrams; Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan, CMP; Kathy Ann Smith, CHCP; Sarah Weinstein

The NCCN Leadership listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships: 
Robert W. Carlson, MD; Gary J. Weyhmuller, MBA, SPHR 

The NCCN Leadership listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships: 
Wui-Jin Koh, MD: IBM Watson Health for Oncology and Genomics; Scientific Advisor

The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Mary Anne Bergman; Cindy Hochstetler, PhD

In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians
NCCN designates this live activity 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.

Nurses
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 contact hour.

Pharmacists
NCCN designates this application-based continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hour (0.05 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-20-108-H01-P

Physician Assistants 
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until October 30, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
  • 0.50 ACPE contact hours
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC contact hours
  • 0.50 Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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