On-line Webcast Discusses Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Discusses Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. On this CME webcast, we’re going to bring you up to date on the latest about chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL. Joining us is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Kerry Rogers. And also hematologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine from OSU and the James Cancer Hospital, Dr. Jennifer Woyach.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: CLL is a chronic lymphoid malignancy which does not need treatment at diagnosis if asymptomatic and has a survival of many years; CLL patients are at higher risk for second cancers or infection so it is important so all CLL patients with CLL should get all age appropriate cancer screenings and vaccinations; UNDERSTAND indications for treatment in CLL and the rationale for the watch and wait approach; and UNDERSTAND some serious side effects that can occur with oral targeted therapies in CLL.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risks for CLL
  • Current approach to treatment of CLL
  • Roles and limitations of automated WBC differentials
  • Initial approach to lymphocytosis
  • Emerging trends in first line treatment of CLL
  • Role of age of the patient in therapeutic decision making
  • Stem cell transplants

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