Optimizing Cancer-related Anemia Outcomes in the Community Setting: Interprofessional Approaches and Evidence-supported Strategies for Improving Care with Intravenous Iron

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Target Audience

Hematologists/oncologists, primary care physicians, and their interprofessional team of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists who help manage patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the formative facets of iron absorption and metabolism, including the practical distinctions between functional and absolute iron deficiency, with expert analysis of how these principles dictate treatment approaches.
  • Summarize the multifactorial etiologies and complex pathophysiology of cancer-related anemia (CRA) and chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA), emphasizing the implications of CRA/CIA on oncologic outcomes and patient-centric metrics.
  • Appraise completed, ongoing, and planned clinical trials of IV iron products in CRA/CIA, highlighting the established ability of these agents to enhance hematopoietic response rates, decrease transfusion burden, and improve patient outcomes.
  • Discuss how next-generation IV iron products have dramatically improved upon the safety profiles of earlier generation agents, particularly with respect to severe hypersensitivity reactions.
  • Review current expert consensus guidelines for CRA/CIA management from ASCO/ASH, NCCN, and ESMO.  
  • Use real-world patient cases to evaluate evidence-supported strategies that members of the multidisciplinary and interprofessional cancer care team can use to safely and effectively implement IV iron into clinical practice.
  • Compare and contrast the unique clinical utility of currently-approved IV iron agents, emphasizing the impact of differential safety profiles on treatment decisions.
  • Investigate the clinical implications of IV iron-associated hypophosphatemia in all patients, but especially in those with cancer and/or those actively receiving chemotherapy.

Presented by Creative Educational Concepts, LLC.

Supported through an independent educational grant from Pharmacosmos Therapeutics, Inc.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 IPCE
  • 1.00 Participation
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5 min     Welcome and Introductions/Pre-test

10 min     Setting the Stage: Understanding Iron Deficiency in the Context of Cancer-related Anemia

15 min     The Main Event: Harnessing Established and Emerging Evidence to Improve CRA/CIA Outcomes with Intravenous Iron

20 min     Ushering IV Iron into the Clinic: Practical Principles for the Multidisciplinary and Interprofessional Cancer Care Team

10 min     Conversations with the Experts/Audience Q&A/Post-test

Grand Round Podcast
United States

David Henry, MD
Hematology, Medical Oncology
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Abramson Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA



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Jeffrey A. Gilreath, PharmD–has disclosed that he was an advisor or consultant for American Regent.
Jillian McInerney CRNP, AOCNP–has no relevant financial relationships to disclose in relation to the content of this activity.

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This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 hour of Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Medicine (ACCME)
CEC designates this live educational activity 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.

Pharmacy (ACPE)
This application-based activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (.10 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (JA0007101-0000-22-017-H01-P)

Nursing (ANCC)
This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour.

Upon completion of a CE request form, statements of credit for physicians, physician assistants, and nurses will be issued within 30 business days. Pharmacy credit will be reported directly to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) CPE Monitor electronic CE tracking system.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 IPCE
  • 1.00 Participation
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