CAR-T for Lymphomas: Cultivating a Cure, Controlling a Crisis

CAR-T for Lymphomas: Cultivating a Cure, Controlling a Crisis

On-Demand Webcast
Chair

John P. Leonard, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York

Faculty

Caron A. Jacobson, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Rita M. Jakubowski, NP
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, New York

Target Audience

Designed for hematologists and hematologic oncologists, medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, and other healthcare professionals (e.g., physicians, physicians-in-training, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants) who are involved and/or interested in the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies.

Overview

Hematologists/oncologists, PAs, NPs, and other clinicians who manage adult patients with various types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are lacking both experience in and knowledge about the applicability of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) for refractory patients with these hematologic diseases. While this pioneering new gene therapy could potentially affect a cure in some patients, it can also commence a metabolic, life-threatening crisis in the form of cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and neurologic toxicities. This on-demand web archive is initiated to address such CAR-T-related knowledge and practice gaps among physicians, NPs, and PAs who manage patients with hematologic malignancies such as NHL, as well as to provide practical direction in managing potential adverse reactions.


Objectives
  1. Define the currently available CAR-T interventions and the hematologic diseases for which they are indicated
  2. Recount efficacy findings from clinical trials for the role of CAR-T in adult B-cell lineage lymphomas
  3. Develop an interventional strategy that adheres to established REMS protocols to rectify CRS and neurologic toxicities

Release Date: October 31, 2018

Expiration Date: October 31, 2019

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Support

Supported by educational grants from: Celgene Corporation and Kite, a Gilead Company.

Accreditation


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME) and Imedex. NACCME is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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CNE

This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.50 contact hours.

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This knowledge-based activity (JA0006201-9999-18-220-H01-P) is approved for 1.50 contact hours (0.015 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education.

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Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises John P. Leonard, MD, Caron A. Jacobson, MD, Rita M. Jakubowski, NP; and Chris Bolwell, Monalisa Singh, and Susan Yarbrough, Imedex.

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All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

Caron A. Jacobson, MD has served as a consultant for Humanigen and Kite Pharma.

Rita M. Jakubowski, NP has no financial relationships to disclose.

John P. Leonard, MD has served as a consultant for ADC Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bio Test, Celgene, Epizyme, Gilead, Juno, Karyopharm, MEI Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, Surto, and United Therapuetics.

Chris Bolwell discloses that he holds shares of stock of GlaxoSmithKline.

Monalisa Singh and Susan Yarbrough disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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