AML MATTERS: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Testing and Diagnosis, Evaluation of Risk, and Personalized Treatment Selection
AML Matters is an education program designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The program is being hosted by the American Society of Hematology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, National Marrow Donor Program, Oncology Nursing Society, and The France Foundation.
AML was diagnosed in approximately 20,000 people in the United States in 2016, and of those patients over half will die from this disease. Recently, there have been significant advances in the diagnosis and management of AML, which warrant ongoing education for the interdisciplinary care team involved in the management of patients with AML.
This educational program will provide guidance to the interdisciplinary AML care team on the optimal diagnosis and classification of AML, risk stratification, and individualized treatment selection, assessment of treatment responses, monitoring for and mitigation of adverse events, and patient education regarding prognosis and treatment choices.
The target audience for this initiative includes hematology/oncology physicians, advance practice professionals, and nurses; hematopathologists/pathologists; HCT clinicians, and other healthcare professionals.