New Horizons in The Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): How Novel Therapies Are Changing the Treatment Paradigm

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2018 Fall Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from April 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

This presentation is supported by educational grants from
AbbVie, Astellas, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., and Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that build up in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. AML is the most common acute leukemia affecting adults, and its incidence increases with age. Although AML is a relatively rare disease, accounting for roughly 1.2% of cancer deaths in the United States, its incidence is expected to increase as the population ages. AML has several subtypes and treatment and prognosis vary among subtypes. After AML has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out the subtype which is especially important, as several new treatments focus on AML disease with certain mutations, including IDH2. Following older treatment paradigms, AML has been cured in 35–40% of people under 60 years old, but only in 5–15% of people over 60 years old. Fortunately for people with AML, that treatment paradigm has begun to change drastically, as novel targeted agents have shown improved efficacy and safety outcomes in clinical trial research. The emerging predictive and prognostic factors, identification of patients who will benefit from these novel therapies, and recent clinical research on new targeted agents, novel cytotoxic agents, and epigenetic modifiers will ultimately optimize the treatment of patients with AML.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize efficacy and safety evidence on novel therapeutics in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), including newer targeted, cytotoxic, and antibody-based strategies, in a range of patient populations

  • Analyze the role of cytotoxic therapy options in the evolving treatment paradigm in AML

  • Examine baseline factors, including age, functional status, antecedent hematologic disorders, therapy-related disease, cytogenetic and mutational findings, among others, that may influence treatment decisions in AML

  • Explore strategies to manage treatment-related adverse events in patients with AML on therapy with regimens containing novel components

  • Discuss the managed care considerations of novel therapies by exploring where these agents fit into current AML management paradigm

  • Assess available clinical data on novel agents and combination regimens in high-risk AML

Faculty: Timothy Kubal, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Department of Malignant Hematology
Moffitt Cancer Center

Jeffrey Lancet, MD
Senior Member & Professor
Chair, Department of Malignant Hematology
Moffitt Cancer Center


Dr. Kubal has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Lancet serves on an advisory board for Jazz Pharmaceuticals. He serves as a consultant for AbbVie, Astellas, Celgene, Daiichi Sankyo, and Pfizer. He has previously received grant support from Pfizer, however that relationship has been terminated. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by educational grants from
AbbVie, Astellas, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., and Jazz Pharmaceuticals

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