Updates in the Management of Early-Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Limited stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is associated with excellent clinical outcomes and in the majority of patients achieving complete response to R-CHOP (3 cycles), additional radiation therapy (RT) can be omitted, thus reducing RT-related toxicity. PET-guided treatment approach is helpful to deliver RT to the minority of patients with residual PET-positive disease. Treatment options should be individualized according to disease response (assessed by PET scan) in an attempt to optimize the achievement of complete response and reduced treatment-related toxicity which could translate into improved clinical outcomes. Clinicians are challenged to remain up-to-date with the recent advances in the management of early stage DLBCL, and education will help them to make informed decisions in their routine clinical practice.
This activity 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.
Following this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe the current treatment approach for patients with early or limited stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
- Review the data from recent clinical trials that have evaluated alternate treatment approaches.
- Develop an individualized treatment plan integrating a PET-directed approach in appropriate patients with early or limited stage DLBCL.
Thomas M. Habermann, MD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
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In addition, all content has been reviewed to ensure education promotes safe, effective patient care and does not promote the products or services of an ineligible company. Content, including any presentation of therapeutic options, is fair, balanced, evidence-based, scientifically accurate, and free of commercial bias and marketing.
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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 or marketing.
The faculty listed below has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
Thomas M. Habermann, MD
The faculty listed below has the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Ranjana H. Advani, MD
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company: Consulting Fee
Celgene Corporation: Consulting Fee
Cytier Therapeutics: Grant/Research Support
Forty Seven, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Genentech, Inc.: Consulting Fee
Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Consulting Fee
Incyte Corporation: Consulting Fee
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products, LP: Grant/Research Support
Kura Oncology, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Merck & Co., Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Pharmacyclics: Grant/Research Support
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
Roche Laboratories, Inc.: Consulting Fee
sanofi-aventis U.S.: Consulting Fee
Seattle Genetics, Inc.: Grant/Research Support
NCCN Staff Disclosures
None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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.
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 contact hour.
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-21-124-H01-P
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 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until December 15, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
- 0.75 ACPE contact hours
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 ANCC contact hours
- 0.75 Participation
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