Christopher Yasenchak, MD
Associate Chair, Hematology Research Program of US Oncology Research
Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center
Patrick B. Johnston, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Division of Hematology
Department of Internal Medicine
Stephanie Larson, PhD
Clinical Content Manager
Director of CME
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This activity is intended for community hematologists and oncologists.
Statement of Need
Novel treatment regimens are available for patients with CHL, but staying up-to-date on new treatment approaches can be challenging for busy clinicians, creating an additional barrier to the integration of these new options into the standard of care. The majority of cancer care within the United States is delivered within the community setting. However, data reveal differences in treatment selection strategies between community and academic cancer centers, suggesting that the provision of high-quality, evidence-based care may depend on the setting in which treatment is received. This activity aims to explore the unique challenges faced by community hematologists and oncologists and provide support for these physicians in integrating novel treatment strategies into their care of patients with CHL.
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Initial Release Date: September 21, 2020
Expiration Date: September 20, 2021
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 30 minutes
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Chris Yasenchak, MD
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Community oncologists and hematologists, who provide care for the majority of patients with cancer, face unique obstacles in the treatment of classic Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL). Although treatment for CHL is typically successful, with standard approaches resulting in long-term remission in approximately 80% of patients, challenges related to diagnosis and management still remain, including the low incidence rate of CHL, clinicians’ limited familiarity of guidelines, and older patient population. Additionally, community oncologists may not be aware of recently approved immunotherapeutic strategies that have demonstrated better outcomes and are associated with fewer treatment-related toxicities than standard therapies.
Module 1: CHL Care: Unique Challenges and Strategies for Community Oncologists
Module 2: First-Line Treatment–Related Challenges in the Community Setting
Module 3: Community-Specific Challenges Associated With Managing Recurrent Disease
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