21177 WEBCAST: The Latest Advances in Treatment of GvHD: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is the most common cause of life-threatening complications following allogeneic hematopoletic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT).  Acute GvHD is the second leading cause of death, after disease relapse, in patients undergoing allo-HSCT, Chronic GvHD is often preceded by acute GvHD and occurs in 30% to 70% of patients.  Prophylaxis regimens show promise in improving clinical outcomes in patients with allo-HSCT-related complications, and therapies targeting Janus Kinase 1/2 and Bruton's tyrosine kinase have demonstrated effectiveness in both acute and chronic GvHD.  Biomarkers have the potential to significantly improve a physician's ability to determine risk for patients who have undergone allo-HSCT, who have not yet developed GvHD and aid in evaluating patient response to GvHD therapy.  As new data in GvHD therapies are reported, hematologists need to receive education and support on how best to incorporate new strategies into their practice.  

In this CME activity, 3 faculty experts in GvHD discuss recent advances in therapies for acute and chronic GvHD, as well as prophylactic treatment strategies, and present a case study that highlights the incorporation of biomarker data into the care of patients with GvHD.  In their discussion, they share their experiences in caring for patients with GvHD provide insight into clinical trial data, and offer strategies for integrating new therapeutic approaches into clinical practice.

This activity can be accessed using the following URL: https://education.gotoper.com/activity/tct-gvhd21-prerecord

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

  • Summarize recent advances to understand the mechanisms that underline GvHD development to better inform clinical decision-making
  • Integrate current approaches for the prophylaxis and treatment of GvHD into clinical practice
  • Explain unmet clinical needs in GvHD management and the role of emerging approaches and therapies to bridge these gaps in care
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  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Incyte Corporation


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James L.M. Ferrara, MD, DSc
Ward-Coleman Chari in Cancer Medicine
Professor and Director
Hematologic Malignancies Translational Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Disclosures: Consultant Eurofins Viracor:  other:  Royalties from Eurofins Viracor

Professor Ernest Holler, MD, PhD
Senior Professor on Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation
Former Director of the Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Department of Internal Medicine IIII (Hematology & Oncology)
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germay

Disclosures: Grant Research Support: Medac Germany, Consultant:  MaajT Pharma, France; Medac German; Novartis: speaker Bureau Jazz Pharmaceuticals Neovii

Carrie Lynn Kitko, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Ingram Professorship in Pediatric Oncology
Medical Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN


Bronwen E. Shaw, MD, PhD

Disclosure: Bronwen E. Shaw, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Served as an advisor or consultant for: Orca bio; Therakos
Received honorarium from: Therakos
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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 is supported by an educational grant from Incyte Corporation.



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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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