New Directions in the Frontline Treatment of DLBCL: Implications for Practice

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Release Date: November 09, 2022
Expiration Date: November 09, 2023

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
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Program Overview

In this activity, Dr. Zelenetz will address current and emerging approaches in the frontline treatment of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), he will also discuss current and potential practice implications. To conclude, Dr. Armitage and Dr. Zelenetz discuss how to apply these therapies to practice and look to future changes which may impact overall patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including hematologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss key data from recent publications and conferences on emerging front-line approaches for the treatment of DLBCL
  • Describe current and/or potential practice implications

Agenda

New Directions in the Frontline Treatment of DLBCL: Implications for Practice – James O. Armitage, MD and Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through November 09, 2023. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
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Faculty Biographies

James O. Armitage, MD
Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. James Armitage received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine. In addition, he completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Armitage is the Joe Shapiro Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he developed the Bone Marrow Transplant program and the Nebraska Lymphoma Study Group. He has also served as Vice Chair of Internal Medicine, Chief of the Section of Oncology and Hematology, Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and Dean of the College of Medicine.

Dr. Armitage is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology, and is a fellow of the American and the Royal College of Physicians, ASCO, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT). He has served on many national/international oncology committees, including the United States National Cancer Advisory Board and the French National Cancer Advisory Board. He is past president of both the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Armitage has published more than 600 papers, written 115 chapters, and is editor/co-editor of 33 books. He currently edits the ASCO Post and has received numerous honors.

Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Quality Informatics
Department of Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Dr. Andrew Zelenetz received his doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Division of Medical Sciences, and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford University Medical Center, where he also completed clinical and research fellowships in oncology. Dr. Zelenetz is the Medical Director of Quality Informatics in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). He also is Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Zelenetz is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American College of Physicians. In addition, he is member of the Alliance Lymphoma Core Committee, the immediate past chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, chair of the NCCN B-Cell Lymphomas Panel, is on the NCCN Educational Programs Advisory Committee, and contributes to several committees and advisory boards for the NCCN Oncology Research Program.

Dr. Zelenetz has helped develop a number of the agents now approved to treat lymphoma, including 131I-tosituomab/tositumomab, bortezomib, pralatrexate, idelalisib, obinutuzumab, zanubrutinib, and venetoclax -- and, through clinical studies, he is evaluating the benefits of novel combinations of agents. He has published more than 200 papers on lymphoma research in journals such as Lancet Oncology, Lancet Haematology, Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology,and Clinical Cancer Research.

Accreditation

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Faculty Disclosures

Dr. James Armitage has relevant financial relationships related to advisory activities from Cardiff Oncology, Inc.

Dr. Andrew Zelenetz has relevant financial relationships related to consulting from AbbVie Inc., Adaptive Biotechnologies, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation ‒ A Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Genentech - A Member of the Roche Group, Gilead, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Juno Therapeutics, Kite Pharma, MEI Pharma Inc., MorphoSys, and Novartis AG, and has received research grant(s) from BeiGene, Genentech - A Member of the Roche Group, and MEI Pharma. He is a Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) member at Celgene Corporation ‒ A Bristol Myers Squibb Company and Juno.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Unapproved Product Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses of products or devices.

Planning Committee

Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, Isabelle Vacher, Vice President of Educational Strategy, and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, planners for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Peer Reviewer

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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