Ian Winchester Flinn, MD, PhD
Director, Lymphoma Research Program
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Director, Sarah Cannon Center for Blood Cancer
Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Tennessee Oncology
Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, MMSc
Samuel E. Durand Chair in Medicine
University of Rochester
Director, Hematological Malignancies Clinical Research
Director, Wilmot Cancer Institute
Iwona Misiuta, PhD, MHA
Clinical Content Manager
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN, CPHRM
Senior Manager, Accreditation and Compliance
East Lansing, MI
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Compare and contrast DLBCL, FL, and CLL treatment attributes that can influence patient preferences
- Weigh the benefits and limitations of DLBCL, FL, and CLL treatments to align treatment decisions with patient preferences and evidence-based guideline recommendations
This activity is intended for hematology/oncology clinicians practicing within the “mid-southern” United States, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Statement of Need
There is a growing list of treatment options that demonstrate significant survival gains for many subgroups of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL), and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Evidence guidelines exist, but specific algorithms are lacking and therefore treatment selection can be challenging. Hematologists/oncologists need to weigh the benefits and risks of patient, disease, and treatment characteristics in order to determine the ideal and optimal treatment regimen for patients with NHL. Furthermore, hematology/oncology clinicians should be informed about the efficacy/safety profiles of the treatments, routes of administration, dosing schedules, and other clinical- and nonclinical-related factors.
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Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, listen to the audiocast, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
Initial Release Date: May 31, 2019
Expiration Date: May 30, 2020
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 45 minutes
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Ian Winchester Flinn, MD, PhD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, MMSc
Consulting fees/advisory boards: Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
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