Andre H. Goy, MD - How I Think, How I Treat: BTK Inhibitors as a Clinical Strategy in CLL, MCL, and Beyond—Therapeutic Selection, Sequencing, and Next Steps

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Go online to PeerView.com/FKM860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. First- and second-generation Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors have transformed the therapeutic landscape of several lymphoid cancers, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The present and future management of these diseases will increasingly be defined by the integration of BTK inhibitors—along with other novel therapeutics—into management protocols that have previously been characterized by the use of immunochemotherapy-focused options. Several important practical issues arising from the use of BTK inhibitors, ranging from the initial therapy selection to therapeutic sequencing and use of active combinations, will continue to be a part of patient management for years to come. This PeerView Live “How I Think, How I Treat” on-demand activity, based on a satellite symposium preceding the 61st ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition, exposes learners to the personal insights of several experts in the field and includes in-depth analyses of the cutting-edge science on the present and future role of BTK inhibitors in CLL, MCL, and other lymphoid cancers. Key topics include BTK inhibitor sequencing, selecting patients for treatment, differentiating among first- and second-generation compounds, and safety management. Ultimately, this event provides a “virtual mentorship” experience on the use of BTK inhibitors in several different diseases. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe updated evidence regarding the use of first- and second-generation BTK inhibitors in the management of B-cell NHL, including agent potency/selectivity, response data, survival outcomes, and activity in BTK inhibitor–intolerant or –resistant disease, Recommend personalized therapy with BTK inhibitors for patients across the spectrum of B-cell malignancies, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia and mantle cell lymphoma, among others, Manage unique safety considerations associated with BTK inhibitor therapy in patients with B-cell NHL

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