Promising Directions in Hematologic Malignancies: A Nurse's Guide to Novel Treatments for AML, CLL, and NHL

Friday, August 15, 2008 General News J E 4
VOORHEES, N.J., Aug. 14 Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) are the two most common types of leukemiadiagnosed in adults nationwide, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is the mostcommon hematologic cancer nationwide. Treatment for these diseases is complexand is often associated with significant toxicity. Many promising newtherapies are currently being investigated and researchers are optimistic thatthese therapies will have an impact on improving quality of life and overallsurvival in patients.

It is crucial that nurses working with these patient populations havecurrent education on emerging therapies, including their mechanisms of action,expected outcomes, and associated adverse events. To address the need forcurrent education on novel therapies for AML, CLL and NHL, Robert MichaelEducational Institute LLC (RMEI) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM)have jointly sponsored a free continuing education activity that includes aMonograph and Learning Assessment. This activity supported by an educationalgrant from Cephalon, Inc.

Faculty involved in the development of this educational activity includeArchie Bleyer, MD, Clinical Research Professor at the Oregon Health & ScienceUniversity School of Medicine in Portland, Oregon, as well as oncology nursesfrom leading academic institutions across the country.

Healthcare professionals can download a copy of this self-study activityby visiting .

"Quality continuing medical education is vital to developing andincreasing knowledge and skills and enhancing patient care," says RMEIPresident and CEO, Robert M. Colleluori.

RMEI is a full-service medical education company dedicated to providingcomprehensive medical education to healthcare providers. The goal of allaccredited RMEI educational activities is to promote a spirit of lifelonglearning and continuous professional development. RMEI works closely withmedical experts to design activities that improve diagnosis and treatment.These activities include national and international symposia, teleconferences,live meetings, enduring print materials, and interactive Internet programs.

For additional educational activities, please visit

SOURCE Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC


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