Immunotherapy in Hodgkin Lymphoma: Current and Future Approaches to Treatment

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Release Date: August 06, 2018
Expiration Date: August 06, 2019

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

PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors are a novel group of immune checkpoint inhibitors that can be used to treat patients with relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). This activity will review the rationale for targeting PD-1/PD-L1 and summarize data on the activity and safety profile of PD-1/PD-LI inhibitors in the treatment of relapsed/refractory cHL. It will also review ongoing prospective trials assessing combination therapy with brentuximab vedotin and future directions in cHL treatment.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for multidisciplinary healthcare providers in the community setting, including primary care physicians, hematologists, oncologists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare professionals who provide care to patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the rationale of targeting PD-1/PD-L1 cHL
  • Summarize the data on activity and safety profile in the treatment of relapsed/refractory cHL
  • Review ongoing prospective trials looking at combination therapy with BV and future directions

Agenda

Immunotherapy in Hodgkin Lymphoma: Current and Future Approached to Treatment – Anas Younes, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through August 06, 2019. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates for CME credit may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Anas Younes, MD
Chief, Lymphoma Service
Division of Hematologic Oncology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Dr. Anas Younes received his medical degree from the University of Damascus School of Medicine in Syria. He completed residencies in pathology at the Medical College of Ohio and in internal medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as well as a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Dr. Younes is Chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Lymphoma Service, Division of Hematologic Oncology, where he is responsible for continuing to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into novel treatment strategies to improve the cure rate and survival of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Dr. Younes serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. He is a past member of the National Cancer Institute Lymphoma Steering Committee. He has served as the principal investigator of more than 60 clinical trials and has led the National Cancer Institute-funded SPORE (Specialized Programs of Research Excellence) in lymphoma both at MD Anderson Cancer Center and, most recently, at MSKCC. He is also the principal investigator of a SCOR grant supported by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dr. Younes has published more than 250 papers. His interests include HL, NHL, developing novel targeted therapies for lymphoma, identification of biomarkers for treatment, and participation in clinical trials. Dr. Younes led the trials that resulted in the FDA approval of brentuximab vedotin and nivolumab for the treatment of patients with relapsed Hodgkin lymphoma.

Accreditation

MediCom CME CREDIT
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Designation Statement: MediCom Worldwide, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACPE CPE CREDIT
MediCom Worldwide, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is acceptable for 0.5 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit. Universal Activity Number: 827-0000-18-019-H01-P. Knowledge-based CPE activity.

In order for CPE Monitor to authenticate credit, pharmacists/technicians must provide their e-Profile ID number from NABP and date of birth (in MMDD format) when claiming credit for a CPE program.

Disclosure

As an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and California State Board of Registered Nursing, MediCom Worldwide, Inc. requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner, that could create a conflict of interest. Accordingly, the following disclosures were made.

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Anas Younes has received honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Bayer AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Inc., Incyte Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi, Seattle Genetics, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., and Takeda Oncology. He has received grant support related to research activities from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Curis, Inc., F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., and Novartis AG.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, Keith D’Oria, Medical Writer, and Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol Myers-Squibb, Merck & Co., Inc. and Seattle Genetics, Inc.

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