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Grand Rounds: New Developments in the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia


By Stephen P. Hunger, MD , Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Indicate the incidence of childhood ALL and the improvements in survival that have occurred over the past 50 years. 2. Examine how targeted therapies have improved the outcome of high risk ALL subsets. 3. Identify new discoveries concerning the genomic profile of ALL that expand the possible uses of targeted therapy in high risk ALL subsets.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

New discoveries in the genomic profile along with the addition of targeted therapies have improved patient survival rates.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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