Transplant as an Option for Patients with AML: Current Standard of Care
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In this activity, Dr. Sergio Giralt discusses the role of transplant in light of the new agents that are now available, which patients should be considered for stem cell transplant, and the barriers and challenges that confront patients and their families as they face important treatment decisions.
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.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize the role of transplant in light of the new novel agents now available
- Describe which patients should be considered for stem cell transplant
- Outline common barriers and challenges confronted in transplant as an option for treatment
- Review options to optimize chemotherapy prior to transplant
Transplant as an Option for Patients with AML: Current Standard of Care – Sergio A. Giralt, MD
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Sergio A. Giralt, MD
Chief Attending, BMT Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
Dr. Sergio Giralt received his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela. He completed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital and his fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition to his positions at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Giralt is Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Melvin Berlin Family Chair in Myeloma Research.
Dr. Giralt is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the North American Society of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), the International Society of Hematotherapy and Graft Engineering, and the Gerontological Society of America. He previously served as chairperson on the executive board of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and the steering committee of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network, and he is past president of ASBMT.
A board-certified hematologist/oncologist whose clinical practice and research focus on stem cell transplantation for patients with blood disorders, Dr. Giralt and colleagues pioneered the use of reduced-intensity conditioning regimens for older/more debilitated patients with blood cancers. Currently, Dr. Giralt’s research is examining the use of T-cell depletion techniques to dramatically reduce the risk of graft-versus-host disease. He has published and presented extensively on these topics. Additionally, Dr. Giralt has served as the principal investigator for a number of clinical trials that examine new treatment approaches for multiple myeloma and other blood cancers that aim to reduce symptom burden and improve treatment tolerability.
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Dr. Sergio Giralt has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Amgen Inc., Celgene Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., JAZZ Pharmaceutical plc, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Kite Pharma, Novartis AG, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Takeda Oncology. He has received grant support related to research activities from Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Amgen, Celgene, Johnson & Johnson, Miltenyi Biotec, Omeros Corporation, and Takeda Oncology.
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