In recent years, a number of new therapies have been approved for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), making it possible—and essential—to individualize treatment of patients in order to optimize outcomes. Factors to consider in treatment selection include not only efficacy and safety of available therapies, but also tumor morphology, cytogenetics, and molecular profile, as well as patient age, performance status, and comorbidities. Optimization of treatment also requires awareness of the toxicities associated with novel therapies for AML and strategies for their prompt recognition and appropriate management.
eNewsletter with interactive benchmarking
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Review recommended diagnostic testing for risk stratification in AML and the role that molecular and cytogenetic factors play in treatment selection
- Utilize guidelines and clinical trial evidence to identify appropriate treatment approaches for patients with AML
- Describe strategies for identifying and managing treatment toxicities associated with novel and emerging therapies in AML
Oncology NPs, PAs, and nurses
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education Alliance 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.
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hours of pharmacology credit
Course director: Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, West Cancer Center, Germantown, Tennessee
CNE course advisor: Heather Greene, MSN, FNP, AOCNP, West Cancer Center, Germantown, Tennessee
AAPA Credit Designation
Continuing Education Alliance 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 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until August 15, 2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA course advisor: Richard Lindsay, PA-C, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity was developed from a series of programs cosupported by educational grants from Agios; Astellas Pharma Inc.; Astellas and Pfizer, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Celgene Corporation; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Lilly; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Sanofi Genzyme. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from from Agios, Astellas Pharma Inc., and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Continuing Education Alliance are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Schwartzberg: consultant: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Pfizer.
Dr Talati: consultant: Agios, Celgene, Daiichi Sankyo, Targeted Oncology.
None of the members of the Planning Committee, CE Alliance staff, or independent reviewer have any relevant relationships to disclose, except Dr Schwartzberg as noted above.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form online
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: August 15, 2019
Expiration date: August 15, 2020
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