STATEMENT OF NEED
Of the estimated 74,200 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma each year in the United States, approximately 22% are FL, an indolent, difficult-to-treat B-cell malignancy (ACS, 2019; NCCN, 2019). Most patients are diagnosed at an average age of 63 years (NCI, 2019). Despite the introduction of novel therapies during the past decade, complications such as delayed presentation and treatment and evolving disease subtypes continue to hamper patient outcomes, and multiple recurrences with available therapies are common (NCCN, 2019). Currently, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant is the only curative therapeutic modality for relapsed/refractory disease. However, the risk for comorbidities and secondary cancers limits the utility of this treatment upfront. Further research is required to determine the optimal timing and role of transplant and novel therapies to keep the remission rate among FL patients high and durable (NCCN, 2019).
Community oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, oncology advanced practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with follicular lymphoma.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Loretta Nastoupil, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Reem Karmali, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Francisco Vega, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Lymphoma Section Head
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Loretta J. Nastoupil, MD discloses that she has served on the advisory board/panel for Celgene, Genentech, Kite/Gilead, Novartis, Pfizer, and TG Therapeutics and has received grants/research support from Celgene, Epizyme, Genentech, Merck, Novartis, and Pfizer.
Reem Karmali, MD discloses that she has served on the advisory board/panel for Bristol Myers Squibb/Celgene, Karyopharm, and Kite/Gilead, and has served on the speaker's bureau for AstraZeneca, BeiGene, and Kite/Gilead, and has received grants/research support from Bristol Myers Squibb/Celgene, Kite/Gilead, and Takeda.
Francisco Vega, MD, PhD has no commercial relationships to disclose.
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