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Alan F. List, MD, and James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, on Advances in Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, and Bertrand Coiffier, MD, PhD, on Managing Lymphoma: The French Perspective

James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Bertrand Coiffier, MD, PhD, of the Centre Hospitalier Lyon-Sud discuss three French studies on rituximab maintenance vs wait and watch after R-DHAP in mantle cell lymphoma; R-CHOP with or without radiotherapy in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma; and romidepsin and CHOP in peripheral T-cell lymphoma.

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Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO, on the AETHERA trial

Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, offers her thoughts on abstract 673, “The AETHERA Trial: Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Study of Brentuximab Vedotin in the Treatment of Patients at Risk of Progression Following  Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Hodgkin Lymphoma,” presented by Craig H. Moskowitz, MD.

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Linda J. Burns, MD, on a Phase II Study of ACE-536 in Beta-Thalassemia

2014 ASH President Linda J. Burns, MD, of the University of Minnesota, offers her thoughts on abstract 53, “ACE-536 Increases Hemoglobin and Decreases Transfusion Burden and Serum Ferritin in Adults With Beta-Thalassemia: Preliminary Results From a Phase II Study,” presented by Antonio G. Piga, MD.

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