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Med/Surg Oncology Lecture: An Overview and Updates on Acute Myeloid Leukemia

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Matthew Foster, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Leader, Inpatient Service Line
Clinical Director, Leukemia
Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Program
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

This lecture will provide an overview of acute myeloid leukemia including risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship along with updates on research in the field.

Lecture Objectives:

  • Differentiate among patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, those with favorable, intermediate, or unfavorable disease biology based on clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular genetic variables.

  • Identify patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia likely to benefit from cytotoxic induction chemotherapy, and those unlikely to benefit from induction chemotherapy who are candidates for investigational or non-cytotoxic therapies.

  • Select appropriate patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia for referral to consider stem cell transplantation.

Lecture Resources:

  • Flyer
  • Live Link (livestream of lecture; recording available for viewing within 48 hours of lecture)
  • All other documents and information (including WebEx connection information, presentation handout, and links to obtain certificates) are located in our Learning Management System (Sakai).


February 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm