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Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant: Two Units are No Better Than One in Children with Hematologic Malignancies

Use of two partially HLA-matched units of umbilical cord blood were not superior to a single unit if it contained an adequate number of hematopoietic stem cells, according to a randomized study by the Blood and Marrow Clinical Trials Network. Results were reported at the 54th Annual Meeting of the...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

Pivotal Trial Shows Robust Activity of Ponatinib in Some Heavily Pretreated Leukemias

The pivotal phase II Ponatinib Ph+ ALL and CML Evaluation (PACE trial) found that 1 year of treatment with the novel investigational drug ponatinib achieved robust activity in heavily pretreated patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and Philadelphia chromosome–positive acute lymphoblastic...

hematologic malignancies

No Rationale for Eliminating Prophylactic Platelet Transfusions in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies 

Prophylactic platelet transfusions should remain the standard of care for many patients with hematologic malignancies who are thrombocytopenic during intensive treatment or stem cell transplant, investigators of the TOPPS trial (noninferiority Trial Of Prophylactic Platelet transfusionS)...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

Short Wait for Lab Results Is Reasonable Strategy to Better Characterize AML and Design Therapy

Waiting a short period of time for laboratory results to better characterize acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and design therapeutic approaches is a reasonable strategy, researchers in Toulouse, France, found after a retrospective review of 599 newly diagnosed AML patients treated by induction...

hematologic malignancies
multiple myeloma

High Infection Rates Found in Multiple Myeloma Patients, With High Mortality  

A large Swedish study using population-based data to estimate the risk of bacterial and viral infections among 9,610 patients with multiple myeloma (9,253 eligible for analysis) found that the myeloma patients had a 7-fold risk of developing any infection compared to 34,931 matched controls from...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
issues in oncology

Quizartinib Data Encouraging in Phase II Investigations of FLT3 Mutation–positive Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The investigational oral FLT3 inhibitor quizartinib appears to be a safe and effective treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to results of a phase II trial presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in...

hematologic malignancies
issues in oncology

Pomalidomide in Previously Treated Multiple Myeloma 

In the Clinic provides overviews of novel oncology agents, addressing indications, mechanisms, administration recommendations, safety profiles, and other essential information needed for the appropriate clinical use of these drugs. Indication On February 8, 2013, the immunomodulatory agent...

hematologic malignancies
lymphoma

Bendamustine/Rituximab Noninferior to Standard Chemotherapy for Advanced Indolent Non-Hodgkin and Mantle Cell Lymphomas 

The combination of bendamustine (Treanda) and rituximab (Rituxan), or BR, was found to be noninferior to commonly used chemotherapy with R-CHOP (rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) or R-CVP (rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone) in...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

Apogenix Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for APG101 to Treat Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Initiates Clinical Phase I Study

Apogenix GmbH, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel protein therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, announced that its lead compound, APG101 (Apocept), has been granted orphan drug designation from the FDA for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)....

hematologic malignancies

Ibrutinib Receives Two Oncology Breakthrough Therapy Designations from FDA

Janssen Research & Development, LLC, and Pharmacyclics, LLC, announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designations for the investigational oral agent ibrutinib as a monotherapy for two B-cell malignancies: in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma who have...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

A Promising New Agent's Road to Approval in CLL Raises Questions, Stirs Controversy 

Early trial results in single-agent therapy with the oral Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib have produced excellent responses in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Moreover, ibrutinib is extremely well tolerated, allowing patients to remain on trial and receive the...

hematologic malignancies

Majority of Children Readmitted to Hospital Following Stem Cell Transplant

Nearly two-thirds of children receiving stem cell transplants returned to the hospital within 6 months for treatment of unexplained fevers, infections, or other problems, according to a study performed at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center in Boston. Children who received donor cells...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

Preliminary Progress with Genetically Engineered T Cells in Treating Childhood ALL 

Two small phase I studies at separate centers demonstrated encouraging results in the treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) using reinfused autologous genetically engineered T cells. Results of both studies were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for ...

hematologic malignancies
lymphoma

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Improves Survival in Transformed Follicular Lymphoma  

As reported by the Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group in Journal of Clinical Oncology,1 patients with transformed follicular lymphoma receiving autologous transplantation have improved survival outcomes compared with patients receiving rituximab (Rituxan)-containing chemotherapy alone....

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
issues in oncology

Genetically Modified T-cell Therapy for Patients with CLL: The Role of the Oncology Nurse 

Quality nursing and ongoing education are critical for success in using gene-modified T-cell therapy for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), said Cheryl Caravano, RN, at the recent Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society.  Ms. Caravano is a clinical nurse IV at Memorial...

hematologic malignancies
lymphoma

Breaking News on Lymphoma and Myeloma to Be Reported at European Hematology Congress in Stockholm

In order to support high-quality science, the European Hematology Association collaborates with 16 Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) and concentrates on fostering activities directed towards basic and translational research. In simultaneous sessions on Thursday, June 13, during the European...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

Intensified Liposomal Daunorubicin May Offer High Survival Rates without Added Cardiotoxicity for Children with Leukemia

Treating pediatric leukemia patients with a liposomal formulation of anthracycline-based chemotherapy at an intensified dose during initial treatment may result in high survival rates without causing any added heart toxicity, according to the results of a study published online in Blood.1 Acute...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

Postinduction Dexamethasone and Individualized Dosing of Asparaginase Improve Outcome in Pediatric ALL 

Findings from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL Consortium Protocol 00-01, recently reported by Lynda M. Vrooman, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues in Journal of Clinical Oncology, indicate that postinduction dexamethasone and individualized dosing of Escherichia coli–derived...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

Potent Activity Shown for First-in-class PI3K-delta Inhibitor in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia 

Heavily pretreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) responded robustly to the first-in-class small-molecule inhibitor idelalisib (formerly GS1101), in a phase I dose-finding study reported in a press briefing prior to the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting.1 Idelalisib, a specific inhibitor...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
issues in oncology

'Matriarch of Modern Cancer Genetics,' Janet D. Rowley, MD, Helped Propel the Field of Molecular Oncology 

Even as a child, Janet D. Rowley, MD, found the intellectual order and logic of science appealing. Born on April 5, 1925, in New York, Dr. Rowley’s parents, Hurford and Ethel Ballantyne Davison, moved the family to Chicago 2 years later. Both educators, the Davisons encouraged their only child in...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
lymphoma

Partnership Seeks to Accelerate Development of Innovative Therapies

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently joined the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston to establish a network of sites for clinical trial testing of innovative blood cancer therapies in community oncology settings across the country. This Blood Cancer Research Partnership (BCRP) will ...

hematologic malignancies

Orphan Drug Status Granted for Novel Targeted Therapy to Treat Rare Hematologic Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to Stemline Therapeutics’ SL-401 for the treatment of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, a rare and aggressive hematologic malignancy for which there is no effective treatment. SL-401 also has Orphan Drug...

hematologic malignancies

Barriers to Successful Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation 

The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research is a combined research program of the National Marrow Donor Program and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. At the forefront of research to increase access to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and improve outcomes, the ...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
multiple myeloma
issues in oncology

ACCC Institutes Network to Provide Assistance in Treating Uncommon Cancers 

Among the more than 200 types of cancer are those called “forgotten” or “orphan” cancers, with fewer than 40,000 new cases each year. They present treatment challenges in community cancer centers. Because of the low incidence of these diseases, such as chronic myeloid leukemia, acute promyelocytic ...

hematologic malignancies
issues in oncology

Critically Ill Hematology Patients Admitted to ICU Have Good Survival, Disease Control, and Quality of Life 

A large prospective multicenter cohort study in France and Belgium, reported by Elie Azoulay, MD, of Saint-Louis Hospital, Paris, and colleagues from the Groupe de Recherche Respiratoire en Réanimation Onco-Hématologique,1 has shown that critically ill patients with hematologic malignancies...

hematologic malignancies

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Appoints New Administrative Officer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently announced the appointment of Rosemarie Loffredo as its new Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In this newly created role, Ms. ­Loffredo will help ensure the Society achieves the goals of its long-range strategic plan. She will lead ...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Announces 2013 Honorific Award Recipients

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced the seven scientists who have received 2013 Honorific Awards for their significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of hematologic diseases. The Honorific Awards are the Society’s most prestigious awards. This year’s awards will be...

hematologic malignancies

Focus on the Wisconsin Association of Hematology & Oncology 

The Wisconsin Association of Hematology & Oncology (WAHO) is among the youngest of ASCO’s State Affiliates. Formerly known as the Wisconsin Association of Medical Oncologists, WAHO was officially formed just 2 years ago and is already having an impact on oncologists and patients with cancer...

hematologic malignancies

Donor KIRDL1-R245 Allele Predicts Improved Survival and Reduced Progression in Pediatric Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) that regulate natural-killer cells are highly polymorphic, and some KIR2DL1 alleles (ie, KIR2DL1-R245) encode receptors characterized by stronger signaling function than others (ie, KIR2DL1-C245). In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical...

hematologic malignancies
issues in oncology

Focus on the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology

Founded nearly 3 decades ago in response to unfavorable changes in Medicare reimbursement regulations and growing coverage issues with Michigan’s private payers that threatened oncologists’ ability to provide quality cancer care to patients, the Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology (MSHO)...

hematologic malignancies

Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation Producing Good Outcomes, Expanding Transplant Pool

HLA-haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can be performed safely, yield good outcomes, and greatly expand the number of patients with hematologic malignancies who can be treated with stem cell transplant, studies presented at the 2013 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual...

hematologic malignancies

ASBMT Honors Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, With Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Awards Bridge Grants to 15 Investigators

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recently announced the names of 15 researchers (see sidebar on page 15) who will receive interim support from the Society for hematology research proposals. These proposals earned high scores but could not be funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...

hematologic malignancies

Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas Named President of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently announced that its Canadian affiliate, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, has named Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas as its new President. Ms. Tippet-Fagyas will lead the Canadian Society in its efforts to find cures and ensure access to therapies for...

hematologic malignancies

Siltuximab for Multicentric Castleman’s Disease

In the Clinic provides overviews of novel oncology agents, addressing indications, mechanisms, administration recommendations, safety profiles, and other essential information needed for the appropriate clinical use of these drugs. On April 23, 2014, the anti–interleukin (IL)-6 monoclonal antibody ...

solid tumors
hematologic malignancies

ASPHO Abstracts Cover Broad Range of Topics

More than 400 abstracts—a record—were submitted for the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in Chicago. Here is a small sampling of those studies, with comments from the abstract authors. Token Economy to Improve Compliance BMT Bucks form the basis of a...

hematologic malignancies

FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Novel JAK2 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Myelofibrosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to pacritinib for the treatment of intermediate- and high-risk myelofibrosis, including patients with disease-related thrombocytopenia on other JAK2 therapy or patients who are intolerant to or whose symptoms are suboptimally...

hematologic malignancies

‘Paradigm-Shifting’ Results in Treatment of Hematologic Disorders

The three leukemia/lymphoma studies selected from the many 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting abstracts for presentation at the recent Best of ASCO meeting in Chicago “are really paradigm-shifting,” noted Lucy A. Godley, MD, PhD, of the University of Chicago. These studies, she said, “give great promise for...

hematologic malignancies

Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, Named President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has announced that Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. “Dr. DeGennaro has tirelessly dedicated himself for almost a decade of service to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and to...

hematologic malignancies
solid tumors
issues in oncology

Top 10 Myths About FDA’s Office of Hematology and Oncology Products

INSIDE THE BLACK BOX is an occasional column providing insight into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its policies and procedures. In this installment, FDA oncologists Gideon Blumenthal, MD, and Tatiana Prowell, MD, discuss 10 common myths about FDA’s Office of Hematology and Oncology ...

hematologic malignancies

The American Society of Hematology Elects New Leadership

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recently announced the election of four new members to its Executive Committee, the governing body of the organization, for terms beginning after the 2014 ASH Annual Meeting, which will be held December 6–9 in San Francisco. Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, will...

hematologic malignancies

CAR T-Cell Therapy in Cancer: Driving Toward the Clinic

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy represents a novel and promising therapeutic advance in cancer.1,2 It constitutes a form of personalized therapy that harnesses adoptive cell transfer through genetic engineering of autologous T cells. The initial step in this therapeutic paradigm...

hematologic malignancies
global cancer care

ASH Pairs Hematologists From Developing and Developed Nations for Global Training Program

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recently announced the 20 hematologists and other medical professionals selected to participate in the 2014 ASH Visitor Training Program. This program provides talented hematologists, scientists, and laboratory staff from developing countries the opportunity ...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Honors Senator Barbara Mikulski and Patient Advocate Kathy Giusti

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recognized Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Kathy Giusti, Founder of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, with awards for their outstanding support and advocacy for biomedical research and the practice of hematology at the 56th ASH Annual Meeting in...

hematologic malignancies

FDA Approves Ruxolitinib to Treat Patients With Polycythemia Vera

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new use for ruxolitinib (Jakafi) to treat patients with polycythemia vera, a chronic type of bone marrow disease. Ruxolitinib, a JAK inhibitor, is the first drug approved by the FDA for this condition. Polycythemia vera occurs when too many...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Releases Second List for Choosing Wisely Campaign

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced five additional commonly used tests, treatments, and procedures in hematology that physicians and patients should question in certain circumstances. The additional items join an initial list of five practices to question that the Society...

hematologic malignancies
solid tumors

Clinical Trials Actively Recruiting Children and Young Adults With Cancer

The information contained in this Clinical Trials Resource Guide includes actively recruiting clinical studies of children and young adult cancer survivors. The studies include phase I, I/II, III, observational, and interventional trials investigating genomic profiling to personalize treatment;...

hematologic malignancies

Will Checkpoint Inhibitors Be Winners in Hematologic Cancers, Too?

A  “Featured Topic” session during the 56th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition drew a standing-room-only crowd to hear two experts weigh in on checkpoint blockade in hematologic malignancies. While new to hematology, these drugs—the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte–associated...

solid tumors
hematologic malignancies

FDA Drug Approvals 2014

Nivolumab (Opdivo), a monoclonal antibody, was approved for treatment of metastatic melanoma.  Approved December 22, 2014. Olaparib (Lynparza), a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, was approved for treatment of BRCA-mutated advanced ovarian cancer. Approved December 19, 2014....

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

New Choosing Wisely List, Leukemia Quick-Takes From ASH

Nearly 5,000 scientific abstracts were presented at the 2014 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in San Francisco. Along with our targeted coverage of the meeting’s key newsmakers, The ASCO Post provides you with these brief reports of other interesting...