Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 15 minutes

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Program Overview

Determining fitness for intensive therapy can be challenging to assess in patients with AML. In this activity, Dr. Kendra Sweet describes best practice in assessing fitness for intensive therapy for patients with newly diagnosed AML, the impact of comorbidities, and the available tools that should be utilized to determine a patient's fitness for intensive therapy. She will describe appropriate intensive and non-intensive treatment options for patients with AML based on their fitness.

Target Audience

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 acute myeloid leukemia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current role of fitness in determining eligibility for intensive versus non-intensive treatment options in patients with AML
  • Evaluate AML patient fitness into clinical practice to aid in decision making and determine an appropriate level of care
  • Recognize appropriate therapeutic options for patients with AML based on fitness and other patient and disease characteristics


Is Your Patient Fit or Unfit for Intensive Therapy? – Kendra Sweet, MD, MS

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through February 17, 2022. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. You may be asked to complete a short pre-test before accessing the educational content. This must be completed in order to move forward in the activity.
  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation survey to provide feedback and information useful for future programming.
  6. Certificates for CME may be printed immediately after successfully completing the post-test and activity evaluation. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor 4 weeks following receipt of a completed, qualified form.

Faculty Biography

Kendra Sweet, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Oncologic Sciences
College of Medicine
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Dr. Kendra Sweet received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, and her masters of medical science in clinical and translational research from the University of South Florida, Tampa. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine from the University of Arizona, and a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology from the University of South Florida. In addition, Dr. Sweet is a registered dietitian. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncologic Sciences, College of Medicine, at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Sweet is American Board of Internal Medicine certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. She is a member of the European Hematology Association, European School of Hematology, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Sweet's clinical interests include myeloid malignancies with a particular focus on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

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This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Helsinn, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Kendra Sweet has received honoraria related to formal advisory activities from Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis AG, and Takeda Oncology, and consultant fees from Stemline Therapeutics, Inc.. She has received grant support related to research activities from Incyte Corporation.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, Isabelle Vacher, Vice President of Educational Strategy, Wilma Guerra, Program Director, and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

In accordance with MediCom Worldwide, Inc. policy, all content is reviewed by external independent peer reviewers for balance, objectivity and commercial bias. The peer reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.