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Release Date: April 21, 2021
Expiration Date: April 21, 2022

Expected time to complete this activity as designed: 30 minutes

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online activity.

Program Overview

In this activity, Dr. Desai will explore new approaches to maintenance therapy in AML. Topics include a discussion of the study design and results of the QUAZAR AML-001 trial of oral azacitidine for maintenance therapy, findings from the RATIFY study that led to the approval of midostaurin for FLT3-mutated AML, sorafenib for post-allogeneic stem cell transplant maintenance, and decitabine plus recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in the post-transplant setting.

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 role of maintenance therapy in prolonging the remission interval in the post-consolidation setting
  • Identify ongoing and planned studies evaluating promising novel targeted therapies under investigation as maintenance therapy in AML
  • Integrate supporting clinical evidence when planning maintenance therapy for eligible patients with AML


New Treatment Paradigms in AML: A Focus on Maintenance Therapy – Pinkal Desai, MD, MPH

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is eligible for credit through April 21, 2022. After this date, this activity will expire and no further credit will be awarded.

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  3. Complete the educational content as designed.
  4. Complete the post-test. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%.
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  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

Pinkal Desai, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Physician
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Dr. Pinkal Desai received her MBBS at Byram Jeejeebhoy Medical College in India, and her MPH at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Following her residency at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, she underwent fellowship training in hematology-medical oncology at Providence Hospital Medical Center, serving as chief fellow. Dr. Desai is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Physician at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, she is a faculty member in the Weill Cornell Leukemia Program, and has a clinical practice devoted to leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). Dr. Desai is actively involved in clinical and translational research protocols and projects in these areas. Her expertise is in clinical care of patients with these diseases and she serves as co/principal investigator of numerous clinical trials.

Dr. Desai is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and has served on the ASCO University Committee. Her research interests are in hematologic malignancies, particularly in the fields of MDS, AML, and clonal hematopoiesis. In addition, Dr. Desai has a background in epidemiology and has a strong research interest in the epidemiology of hematologic malignancies, particularly in studying preventative strategies in hematological malignancies, with numerous publications in the field of cancer epidemiology. She has numerous peer-reviewed publications in oncology and epidemiology, and is published in journals including Nature, Nature Medicine, Blood Advances, and Cancer Medicine. Dr. Desai is also the Clinical Director of the Molecular Aging Institute at Englander Institute Precision Medicine where she leads a team of scientists, clinicians, statisticians, and bioinformatics to develop and oversee numerous projects in clonal hematopoiesis

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

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Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Pinkal Desai has received honoraria as a consultant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation – A Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Kura Oncology, Inc., and Takeda Oncology. She has received grant support related to research activities from Astex Pharmaceuticals and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The individuals listed below from MediCom Worldwide, Inc. reported the following for this activity: Joan Meyer, RN, MHA, Executive Director, Lillian McVey, Medical Writer, and Andrea Mathis, Project Manager, have no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer Disclosure

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