Advancing Quality Healthcare Metrics Through the Personalization of Treatment for the Patient with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia


The cost for this online activity is $15. This presentation was recorded LIVE on September 1, 2016 and is approximately 50 minutes. 

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Target Audience

Health professionals.


This case-based activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). 


  • Review disease-risk stratification and the use of a prognostic nomogram for estimating time to treatment.
  • Examine the first-line management of patients with CLL to maximize adherence while minimizing associated adverse events. 
  • Discuss the current treatment options for patients with relapsed/refractory CLL and associated limitations.
  • Explain the late-stage, clinical trial data for emerging therapies in relapsed/refractory CLL.


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  • Awan FT, Byrd JC. Clin Cancer Res. 2014;20:5869-5874.
  • Roberts AW et al. N Engl J Med. 2016;374:311-322.

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    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
    • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
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    Ryan W. Jacobs, MD

    Department of Hematology, Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Health Care System, Charlotte, NC
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC


    • Hematology - Medical Oncology
    • Internal Medicine


    • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine
    • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    • Fellowship - MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Board Certification  

    • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology
    • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology

    During the course of this lecture, Dr. Jacobs may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications. Dr. Jacobs has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Continuing Education Credit

    • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • Other: This enduring materials activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


    No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

    Available Credit

    • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
    • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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