Optimizing Outcomes in High-risk MDS: Current and Emerging Standards of Care
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Release Date: August 29, 2018
Expiration Date: August 29, 2019
Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes
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Managing patients with high-risk MDS is complex and requires an approach to therapy that is based on risk stratification to maximize outcomes and minimize toxicity. In this activity, Dr. Wang summarizes strategies for optimizing patient selection and treatment using current standards of care and available data from clinical trials. She also identifies strategies for the appropriate use of hypomethylating agents and discusses clinical trial data that will help guide future directions in managing high-risk MDS patients.
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 myelodysplastic syndromes.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Summarize strategies for optimizing patient selection and treatment utilizing current standards of care and available data from clinical trials
- Identify indications and optimization for the use of hypomethylating agents
- Outline emerging data from clinical trial reports focusing on future directions relative to the treatment of high-risk MDS
Optimizing Outcomes in High-risk MDS: Current and Emerging Standards of Care – Eunice S. Wang, MD
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Eunice S. Wang, MD
Chief, Clinical Leukemia Service
Professor, Department of Medicine
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, New York
Dr. Eunice Wang earned her medical degree from the Keck (University of Southern California) School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, followed by clinical and research fellowships in hematology-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She is Chief of the Leukemia Service and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine of Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-UB).
Dr. Wang is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice treatment guidelines panels for acute myeloid and acute lymphocytic leukemia. She is a prior recipient of a NIH Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award (CCITLA) and a Mentored Research Scholar award from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Wang has authored/co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed articles in the field of hematological malignancies. She maintains an active clinical practice with a portfolio of early phase clinical trials in acute leukemias and myeloid malignancies. She also leads a translational laboratory focused on preclinical studies of novel agents targeting the marrow microenvironment and immune responses.
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Dr. Eunice Wang has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from AbbVie Inc., Amgen Inc., Arog Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ImmunoGen, Inc., and Pfizer Inc., as well as speakers’ bureau activities from Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and Novartis AG.
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This activity is supported by educational grants from Celgene Corporation, Onconova Therapeutics Inc., and Takeda Oncology
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