Key Insights: Great Debates and Updates in Hematologic Malignancies 2018 - Leukemia and Myeloid Disorders

Key Insights: Great Debates and Updates in Hematologic Malignancies 2018 - Leukemia and Myeloid Disorders

On-Demand Webcast

David P. Steensma, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the educational needs of US-based hematologists and hematologic oncologists, medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals (physicians, physicians-in-training, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, etc.) who are involved and/or interested in the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies.


The therapeutic landscape for the treatment of hematologic malignancies is evolving at a breakneck pace. In an effort to keep busy clinicians and healthcare professionals abreast of the latest developments, the Great Debates and Updates in Hematologic Malignancies 2018 conference, held April 13-14, 2018 in New York, delivered high quality, clinically relevant education through engaging debates and didactic lectures presented by nationally renowned healthcare professionals. This activity features conference co-chair Dr. David P. Steensma summarizing the key take-home points presented during the sessions on leukemia, benign hematology, and myeloid disorders at this year’s conference.


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

  1. Assess how molecular and genetic abnormalities can be utilized in diagnosis, prognosis, risk stratification and therapy selection for patients with benign hematologic disorders
  2. Evaluate the mechanism of action of the novel therapeutic agents targeting benign hematologic disorders
  3. Formulate evidence-based strategies for the management of hematologic malignancies that take into consideration patient risk factors, adverse events and disease stage

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Supported by educational grants from: AbbVie Inc., Acerta Pharma - A member of the AstraZeneca Group, Amgen Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Incyte Corporation, Kite Pharma, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer, Inc.


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1=grant/research support 2=consultant 3=speaker’s bureau 4=stock shareholder 5=other support

David P. Steensma, MD Acceleron Pharma2; Celgene2; Janssen2; Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.2; Takeda Pharmaceuticals2

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   Chris Bolwell owns shares of stock of GlaxoSmithKline.

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Release Date: April 27, 2018

Expiration Date: April 27, 2019