National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Educational Events & Programs

NCCN 5th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™

Educational Objectives

Following this program, participants should be able to:

Evolving Strategies for Treating Myeloma

  • Discuss current therapeutic strategies for patients with multiple myeloma
  • Describe recent clinical trial results regarding therapy for myeloma patients
  • List novel agents emerging in the setting of multiple myeloma


Diagnosis and Management of Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (WM)

  • Discuss the diagnosis and workup of WM
  • Describe currently used agents for the treatment of WM


Optimizing Bone Health in Patients with Myeloma

  • Describe the manifestations of bone disease and current methods of bone assessment in myeloma
  • Discuss current management strategies for myeloma bone disease
  • Explain the pathogenesis of myeloma bone disease and novel targets for clinical development


Evolving Treatment Strategies in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

  • Describe the data supporting selection of first and succeeding lines of therapy for CML
  • Discuss the common toxicities associated with TKI therapy


Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • Describe factors that affect the current standard of care for the management of patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Provide examples of regimens that are currently in clinical trials for Hodgkin Lymphoma


Adult T-Cell Leukemia and Lymphoma (ATLL)

  • Identify the essential criteria used to confirm a diagnosis of ATLL and the subtypes of ATLL
  • Outline the existing and emerging therapy strategies for patients with ATLL


Emerging Treatments for T-Cell Lymphoma

  • Describe the mechanism of action and clinical evidence for the recently approved treatment options for relapsed or refractory Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL) and Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)
  • Discuss the data from clinical trials evaluating newer agents for the treatment of relapsed or refractory PTCL and CTCL


Hepatitis B Viral (HBV) Reactivation in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

  • Identify the risk factors for HBV reactivation
  • List complications resulting from HBV reactivation
  • Discuss the currently effective prophylactic measures and emerging management strategies for the management of HBV reactivation


Using Informatics Tools to Guide Therapy in Hematologic Malignancies

  • Describe medical informatics applications that support consistent evidence-based care for patients with hematologic malignancies
  • Differentiate between treatment recommendations for an average patient and apply those recommendations to the individual patient


New Directions in the Prevention and Management of Venous Thromboembolic Disease (VTE)

  • Discuss pathophysiologic factors associated with increased risk of VTE in patients with cancer
  • Describe the VTE risks associated with specific hematologic malignancies
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of anticoagulants (e.g., warfarin; LMWHs) commonly used in the long-term prophylaxis and treatment of VTE
  • Summarize evidence from recent clinical studies regarding the efficacy and safety of the new oral anticoagulants in development


Prevention of Infections in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

  • Evaluate infection risk in immunocompromised patients with hematologic malignancies
  • Select targeted prophylaxis as appropriate based on type of infection


Myeloid Growth Factors for the Management of Febrile Neutropenia

  • Stratify patients undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy into risk categories for developing febrile neutropenia
  • Evaluate cost effectiveness when determining if prophylactic myeloid growth factors will be useful for patient populations with differing disease states


Management of Disease-Specific Complications in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

  • Identify the immune mediated disease-specific complications associated with CLL
  • Discuss the role of thrombopoietin-like agents and other appropriate supportive care measures for the management of disease-specific complications


These objectives are subject to change as the agenda is finalized.