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Hematology & Oncology

Mayo Clinic Acute and Chronic Leukemias 2013: A Case-Based Discussion Practical, Current and Evolving Therapy

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the standard of care for the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myeloproliferative neoplasms and chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Recognize significant molecular markers in acute and chronic leukemias and how to incorporate them into clinical practice
  • Review new treatment standards and recent changes to clinical practice for acute and chronic leukemias
  • Increase awareness of investigational agents and potential changes in the care of acute and chronic leukemia patients
  • Explain the importance of using asparaginase in the treatment of young adults diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Prescribe that leukemia and acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients should be HLA typed early in their diagnosis to facilitate allogeneic stem cell transplant

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.