20173 WEBCAST: Stem-Cell Mobilization 101 Maximizing Outcomes in Patients with Multiple Myeloma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) plays a key role in the treatment of hematologic malignancies, especially multiple myeloma and lymphoma. Mobilizing stem cells from the bone marrow for peripheral blood collection is an important procedure that circumvents the need for bone marrow harvest, which comes with additional complications. However, conventional stem cell mobilization techniques fail to mobilize an adequate number of stem cells for transplantation in up to 40% of patients. In this activity, expert faculty perspectives are integrated via video interviews into updates on the latest data for improving stem cell mobilization. Faculty will review the latest advances in improving stem cell mobilization outcomes. Strategies, techniques, and therapeutic options to optimize mobilization will be discussed and placed in the context of clinical scenarios to enhance your understanding of how new data should be applied to your patients. Additionally, ongoing clinical trials and new approaches to improve mobilization will be reviewed.

This activity can be accessed using the following URL: https://www.gotoper.com/online-cme-activities/cpc/cpc-tct20stem

Target Audience

  • Hematologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Researchers
  • Investigators who treat or are interested in the treatment of patients with hematologic malignancies
  • Other allied healthcare professionals (Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Nurses involved in the treatment and management of patients with hematologic malignancies

Learning Objectives

  • Review current strategies for stem cell mobilization in patients with multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing ASCT
  • Utilize optimal strategies to individualize stem cell mobilization outcomes in the context of mitigating treatment-related toxicities
  • Assess recent clinical trial evidence regarding agents available to increase the efficacy of stem cell mobilization
  • Integrate recent data into current clinical practice to optimize personalized approaches for stem cell mobilization among patients with multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Sherry Fischer
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
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Support Statement
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme.


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Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP
Armand J. Quick/William F. Stapp Professor of Hematology
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Department of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Disclosures: Consulting Honoraria: Bristol Myers Squibb, Takeda, Amgen, Janssen, Karyopharm, Juno, GlaxoSmithKline, AbbVie.

Shaji Kumar, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Hematology
Consultant, Division of Hematology
Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Celgene, Takeda, Janssen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi, Kite Pharma, Merck, AbbVie, MedImmune, Novartis, Roche-Genentech, Amgen, Tenebrio, Carsgen; Consultant: (with no personal payments) Celgene, Takeda, Janssen, Kite Pharma, Merck, AbbVie, MedImmune, Genentech, Amgen, Molecular Partners and (with personal payment) Oncopeptides, Adaptive, Genecentrix.

The staff Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by MCW for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and PER, Physician Education Resource, LLC. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


This CME activity is jointly provided by The Medical College of Wisconsin and PER, Physician Education Resource, LLC.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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