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Release Date: January 9, 2019
Expiration Date: January 9, 2020

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

Many prognostic factors are related to the sensitivity of acute myeloid leukemia to currently available therapies. In this activity, Dr. Harry Erba focuses on antecedent hematologic disorders leading to secondary AML and treatment-related AML. He also explains the standard of care for incorporating therapeutic agents into the treatment of patients with secondary AML and treatment-related AML in your clinical practice.

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:

  • Identify the prevalence, characteristics, and clinical impact of secondary AML (sAML) and therapy related AML (tAML)
  • Outline current treatment options for sAML and tAML
  • Describe the standard of care for incorporating therapeutic strategies into the treatment of patients with sAML and tAML


New Cytotoxic Agents in Secondary and Treatment-related AML: Practical Strategies for Optimizing Outcomes - Harry P. Erba, MD, PhD

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through January 09, 2020. 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

Harry P. Erba, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Leukemia Program
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Harry Erba received his medical degree and doctorate in biophysics from Stanford University. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as a well as a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He was previously Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), served as Director of the Hematologic Malignancy Program, and was Associate Director for Clinical Research in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Erba held the Alfred F. LoBuglio Endowed Chair for Translational Cancer Research from 2013 through 2018. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine at Duke University, and is a faculty member of the Division of Hematologic Malignancy and Cellular Therapy. In addition, Dr. Erba serves as the Director of the Leukemia Program, as well as Director of Phase I Unit for Hematologic Malignancies. He is a member of the Duke Cancer Institute.

As an active member in the SWOG (formerly, Southwest Oncology Group) Leukemia Committee for over a decade, Dr. Erba worked closely with the leadership of the SWOG Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and Bone Marrow Transplant Committees. He was appointed Chairman of the SWOG Leukemia Committee, and now serves on the NCI Leukemia Steering Committee. He also served on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Practice Guidelines Committees for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and myeloid growth factors.

Dr. Erba has focused on the assessment of novel therapies in AML, MDS, CML, and other myeloproliferative neoplasms. He has been involved in numerous clinical trials in these hematologic malignancies, led many national trials, and played major roles in the development of several new drugs.

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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. Harry Erba has received consultant fees from Agios; Celgene Corporation; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; GlycoMimetics, Inc.; ImmunoGen, Inc.; Incyte Corporation; Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc; MacroGenics, Inc.; Novartis AG; Pfizer Inc.; Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; and Seattle Genetics, Inc., as well as honoraria related to speakers’ bureau activities from Agios; Celgene; Incyte; Jazz; and Novartis. He has received grant support related to research activities from Agios; Amgen Inc.; Astellas Pharma US, Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo; ImmunoGen; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Juno Therapeutics; Pfizer; Seattle Genetics; and Takeda Oncology. He has also disclosed additional financial relationships with Celgene (Chair, Scientific Steering Committee for MDS/AML Registry Study) and GlycoMimetics (Chair, DSMB).

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Kristin Burke, Project Manager, 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.