Current and Emerging Directions in the Frontline Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma: Implications for Practice

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Release Date: October 19, 2022
Expiration Date: October 19, 2023

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

In this activity, Dr. Salles will address current and emerging directions in the frontline treatment of follicular lymphoma, he will also discuss recent evidence on emerging therapies and describe implications for current and future practice. To conclude, Dr. Armitage and Dr. Salles examine how to apply these therapies to practice and how to individualize therapy for patients.

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 follicular lymphoma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss recent evidence/publications on emerging therapies for frontline FL treatment
  • Describe implications for current/future practice of new clinical trial data in the frontline treatment of FL

Agenda

Current and Emerging Directions in the Frontline Treatment of FL: Implications for Practice – James O. Armitage, MD and Gilles Salles, MD, PhD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through October 19, 2023. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
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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.

Gilles Salles, MD, PhD
Steven Greenberg Chief, Lymphoma Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Dr. Gilles Salles received his medical training and obtained his doctoral degree in differentiation, genetics, and immunology at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon-1. He completed his residency in medicine at Lyon University Hospitals in Lyon, France. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology at Harvard Medical School (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Salles is Chief of the Lymphoma Service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He has previously held a position of Professor of Hematology and Medicine at the University of Lyon, and Head of the Department of Hematology at the Hospices Civils de Lyon, Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud, in Pierre-Bénite, France.

During his career, Dr. Salles has been especially interested in the clinical and biological study of lymphoma. The primary focus of his work is on the description and validation of prognostic factors and clinical trials in indolent lymphomas. He has been involved in the investigation and development of new therapeutic agents, such as several targeted therapies, new monoclonal antibodies and other immunotherapies in the field. He led large international studies evaluating treatment options in patients with follicular lymphoma.

Previously, Dr. Salles chaired the Lymphoma Study Association, a European cooperative group. He is also a member of several international societies, including the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has authored more than 500 publications, including articles in international peer-reviewed journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Journal of Clinical Oncology, The Lancet, Haematologica, Lancet Oncology, and Leukemia and Lymphoma.

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Faculty Disclosures

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

Dr. Gilles Salles has relevant financial relationships related to consulting from AbbVie Inc., BeiGene, Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation ‒ A Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Debiopharm Group, Epizyme, Inc., Genentech - A Member of the Roche Group, Genmab A/S, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kite Pharma/Gilead Sciences, Inc., Loxo Oncology, Miltenyi Biotec, Molecular Partners, MorphoSys AG, Nordic Nanovector ASA, Novartis AG, RAPT Therapeutics, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., and VelosBio, Inc. He has received honoraria from AbbVie, Bayer AG, Incyte, Kite/Gilead, MorphoSys, Novartis, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is a stock shareholder of Owkin.

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.

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