Treatment Advances in CLL/SLL: First-Line and Beyond

Treatment Advances in CLL/SLL: First-Line and Beyond

On-Demand Webcast

John N. Allan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Jennifer R. Brown, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, CLL Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Bruce D. Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAS, FASCO
Scientific Advisor
Lymphoma Research Foundation
North Bethesda, Maryland

Morton Coleman, MD
Voluntary Faculty
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Matthew S. Davids, MD, MMSc
Director, Clinical Research, Division of Lymphoma
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Richard R. Furman, MD
Morton Coleman, MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Neil E. Kay, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Kostas Stamatopoulos, MD
Director, Institute of Applied Biosciences
The Center for Research and Technology Hellas
Thessaloniki, Greece

Jennifer A. Woyach, MD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio


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This educational activity is specifically designed for hematologists/oncologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who specialize in hematology, as well as other healthcare providers who care for patients with hematologic malignancies.


The care of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), while currently evolvingcontinues to be clinically challenging. CLL and SLL, which are manifestations of the same disease represent the second most-common leukemia type in adults CLL/SLL is considered to be incurable in spite of the wealth of novel medications at hand approved for the treatment of this disease; thus, the search for more effective and tolerable drugs for CLL/SLL is ongoing. With so many new approvals in recent years, and with the opportunity to combine drugs from various drug classes, it is critically important that clinicians who treat patients with CLL/SLL remain up-to-date on current recommendations and expert opinion. 

This webcast aims to fill the gaps surrounding the optimal treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma.


After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Evaluate front-line, subsequent-line, and long-term data for targeted therapies in the treatment of CLL/SLL 
  • Discuss the clinical factors that will influence treatment strategies for patients with CLL/SLL 
  • Incorporate guideline recommendations for cytogenetic analysis and MRD monitoring into the care of patients with CLL/SLL 

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: November 16, 2020
Expiration Date: November 16, 2021
Estimated Time to Complete: 3.5 hours

There is no fee associated with this activity.


Supported by educational grants from: AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Ltd., Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company and Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC



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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 3.50 contact hours. 


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Planning Committee

In addition to the faculty listed below, NACCME planners and staff include Christopher Bolwell, Samantha Conforti, Mary Johnson, Randy Robbin, Greaton Sellers, Shannon Stevenson, and Griselda Zuccarino-Catania. 

Christopher Bolwell is a shareholder of GlaxoSmithKline. GlaxoSmithKline is not supporting this activity, nor does any content relate to their products or services.

Griselda Zuccarino-Catania disclosed that her spouse is employed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

No other planner has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with any commercial interest.


The faculty has reported the following:

John Allan: Consultant-BeiGeneEpizyme 

Jennifer Brown: Advisory Board-Invectys; Consultant-AbbVie, Acerta/AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Catapult, Eli Lilly & Company, Juno/Celgene, MEI Pharma, Morphosys AG, Nextcea, Novartis, Octapharma, Pfizer, Rigel, Verastem; Grant/Research Support-GileadLoxo/Lilly, Sun Pharmaceuticals, Verastem 

Bruce ChesonAdvisory Board-AbbVie, Epizyme, Glaxo Smith Kline, Janssen, Morphosys, Protagonist, Symbio; Consultant-Kite, Morphosys, TG Therapeutics; Grant/Research Support-AstraZeneca, Epizyme, TG Therapeutics 

Morton Coleman: Funded Research/Investigator-AcertaAdageneBeigeneInnocare, ARCUS Biosciences, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, BMS (Celgene Coporation), Boston BioMedical, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, EMD Serono Research and Development Institute, Inc., Genentech (F. Hoffman-LaRoche Ltd), GSK, Hutchinson MediPharma, LTD, Incyte Corporation, Ipsen Group, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc., Klus Pharma, Inc., MeiPharma, Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Seattle Genetics 

Matthew Davids: Advisory Board-AbbVie, Ascentage Pharma, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Janssen, Pharmacyclics, TG Therapeutics; Consultant-AbbVie, Adaptive Biotechnologies, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Janssen, Mei Pharma, Merck, Novartis, Pharmacyclics, VerastemZentalis; Grant/Research Support-AbbVie, Ascentage Pharma, AstraZeneca, Genentech, Mei Pharma, Novartis, Pharmacyclics, Surface Oncology, TG Therapeutics, Verastem; Honoraria-Research to Practice 

Richard Furman: Advisory Board-AbbVie, Acerta Pharma, AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Genentech/Roche, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Loxo Oncology, MorphosysOncotracker, Pharmacyclics, Sanofi, Sunesis, TG Therapeutics, VerastemGrant/Research Support-Acerta Pharma, AstraZeneca, TG Therapeutics; DSMB-Incyte; Speakers Bureau-Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Speaker-Janssen Pharmaceuticals 

Neil Kay: Advisory Board-AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Bristol Meyer Squib, Cytomx Therapeutics, Dava Oncology, Juno Therapeutics, Oncotracker, Pharmacyclics; DSMC-Agios Pharm, AstraZeneca, Bristol Meyer Squib, Cytomx Therapeutics, Morpho-sys, Rigel; Grant/Research Support-AbbVie, Acerta Pharma, MEI Pharma, Pharmacyclics, Sunesis, TG Therapeutics, Tolero Pharmaceuticals 

Thomas Kipps: Advisory Board-Genentech/RocheOncternal Therapeutics, Pharmacyclics; Consultant-BMS/Celgene, DAVA Oncology, Gilead, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Grant/Research Support-Oncternal Therapeutics; Speakers Bureau-Genentech/Roche, Gilead, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacyclics 

Kostas Stamatopoulos: Advisory Board-AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Consultant-AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Grant/Research Support-AbbVie, Janssen Pharmaceuticals 

Jennifer WoyachAdvisory Board-AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Morphosys, Pharmacyclics; Consultant-AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacyclics; Grant/Research Support-AbbVie, KaryopharmLoxo Oncology, MorphosysVerastem 


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