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Hagop Kantarjian, MD, on Blinatumomab in Precursor B-Cell ALL

Hagop Kantarjian, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, offers his thoughts on abstract 379, “BLAST: A Confirmatory, Single-Arm, Phase II Study of Blinatumomab, a Bispecific T-Cell Engager (BiTE) Antibody Construct, in Patients With Minimal Residual Disease B-Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia,” and abstract 3704, “An Evaluation of Molecular Response in a Phase II Open-Label, Multicenter Confirmatory Study in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory B-Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Receiving Treatment With the BiTE Antibody Construct Blinatumomab,” presented by Nicola Gökbuget, MD.

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Keith McCrae, MD, on Splenectomy in Immune Thrombocytopenia

Keith McCrae, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, offers his thoughts on abstract 232, “Long-Term Complications After Splenectomy in Adult Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia With a Minimum Follow-up of 10 Years: First Results From a Single-Center Case-Control Study in 140 Patients With Primary ITP,” presented by Lan-huong Thai.

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Richard M. Stone, MD, on the SAL-SORAML Trial

Richard M. Stone, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers his thoughts on abstract 6,  "Sorafenib vs Placebo in Addition to Standard Therapy in Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Results from 267 Patients Treated in the Randomized Placebo-Controlled SAL-Soraml Trial," presented by Christoph Röllig, MD.

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Hagop Kantarjian, MD, on Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Plus Low-Intensity Chemotherapy in ALL

Hagop Kantarjian, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, offers his thoughts on abstract 794, “Inotuzumab Ozogamicin in Combination With Low-Intensity Chemotherapy (Mini-Hyper-CVD) as Front-Line Therapy for Older Patients (≥ 60 years) With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia,” presented by Elias Jabbour, MD.

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Richard M. Stone, MD, on the SWOG S1117 Study

Richard M. Stone, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers his thoughts on abstract LBA-5, “A Randomized Phase II Study of Azacitidine Combined With Lenalidomide or With Vorinostat vs Azacitidine Monotherapy in Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia: North American Intergroup Study SWOG S1117,” presented by Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS.

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