Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes

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Program Overview

As the treatment landscape for both newly diagnosed and relapsed/refractory AML continues to expand, clinicians must have a practical, working knowledge of the efficacy and safety data of recently approved therapies beyond FLT3 inhibitors as well as novel agents in clinical development. In this activity, Dr. Daniel Pollyea describes several of the current and emerging therapies that are being investigated in clinical trials as treatment for AML.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the efficacy and safety data supporting novel agents for AML currently in clinical development
  • Describe ongoing trials investigating new combination therapies in patients with AML


The Expanding Landscape: Promising Novel Agents in Clinical Trials – Daniel A. Pollyea, MD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through September 28, 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 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

Daniel A. Pollyea, MD
Clinical Director of Leukemia Services
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Dr. Daniel Pollyea completed his medical training at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He served as Chief Medical Resident at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital and then went to Stanford University for his fellowship training in hematology and oncology, where he also earned a master’s degree in epidemiology. He is now an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in the Division of Hematology, where he also serves as the Clinical Director of Leukemia Services.

Dr. Pollyea’s research interests involve understanding the nature of leukemia stem cells, and finding ways to target them in clinical trials with novel therapies. He serves as principal investigator of multiple clinical trials, has received grant funding from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles.

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Helsinn Healthcare SA, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals

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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Daniel Pollyea has received honoraria as a consultant from AbbVie Inc., Agios, argenx, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Celgene Corporation, Celyad, Gilead, and Pfizer Inc. He has received grant support related to research activities from AbbVie Inc. and Pfizer Inc.

Planning Committee Disclosures

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Peer Reviewer Disclosure

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