This free case-based activity includes a crowd-sourced discussion of a 33 -year-old male with past medical history of possible infertility found to have elevated white cell count during screening for urologic procedure. He is otherwise asymptomatic. Physical examination is significant for spleen palpable 4 cm below costal margin.
This course is designed for all members of the cancer care team including medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and oncology fellows.
Learning Objectives & Competencies
1. Recognize the diagnosis of CML and importance of bone marrow biopsy at presentation.
2. Apply considerations when choosing initial therapy.
3. Recognize when to switch therapy when response is suboptimal.
4. Identify how to treat complications of therapy.
5. Assess if a patient like this one would ever be a candidate for discontinuation.
This activity was planned in the context of the following attributes:
Institute of Medicine (IOM) Competencies:
• Working as a part of interprofessional teams
• Delivering patient-centered care
• Practicing evidence-based medicine
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Core Competencies:
• Medical Knowledge