A Clinical Analysis of ASH 2013 Data: Focus on Myelofibrosis

Hematology-Oncology
Curriculum:
N/A
Credits:
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Launch Date:
February 25, 2014
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

hematologists, Hematologists/Oncologists

Relevant Terms:

Myelofibrosis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Polycythemia Vera

Ruben Mesa, MD

Ruben Mesa, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Ruben Mesa, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Chair of the Hematologic Malignancy Disease Oriented Group, and Director of the Acute and Chronic Leukemias Program in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Mesa is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology.  He founded the biennial Mayo Clinic Living With a Blood Disease Symposium for patients with hematologic diseases and is active with the International Working Group for Myelofibrosis Research and Treatment and with the MPD Research Consortium. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Mesa's primary field of interest is hematology, with a focus on acute and chronic leukemia and, more specifically, chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). His research is centered on evaluating novel therapeutics, implementing clinical trials, and working on quality of life studies concerning MPNs.

Vikas Gupta, MD, FRCP, FRCPath

Vikas Gupta, MD, FRCP, FRCPath
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Staff Physician, Leukemia/BMT Programs
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Canada

Dr. Gupta is a distinguished hematologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Ontario. His research interests include novel therapeutics in Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms and transplantation for myeloid malignancies. Dr. Gupta has authored numerous publications focusing upon myeloproliferative disorders. He currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Department of Medicine.
1. Identify the most recent diagnostic criteria, management recommendations, prognostic variables, and treatment paradigms for myelofibrosis (MF)
2. Identify treatments for both primary MF and MF due to transformed ET and PV, including approved and investigational agents targeting both JAK/STAT and other novel pathways

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This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Incyte and sanofi-aventis.

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Faculty
Ruben A. Mesa, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Dr. Mesa has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months: Novartis/C; Gilead, Genentech, Incyte, Lily, NS Pharma, Pfizer/G.
 
Vikas Gupta, MD, FRCP, FRCPath
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Staff Physician, Leukemia/BMT Programs
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Canada
 
Dr. Gupta has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months: Incyte, Novartis/A, G; Novartis/C, SB.
 
Peer Reviewer
Brady L. Stein, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Hematology Oncology Division
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
 
Dr. Stein has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months: Incyte/A, SB; Roche/H.
 
Activity Development and Management Team
Cathy Pagano, CCMEP; Scott Kober, MBA, CCMEPSandra Davidson; and Megan Small are employees of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (the Institute) and have no relationships to disclose.
 
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