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Lymphoma

Laurie Sehn, MD, on Brentuximab Vedotin in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma With Undetectable CD30

Laurie Sehn, MD, of the BC Cancer Agency, on abstract 629, “Brentuximab Vedotin Monotherapy in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Patients With Undetectable CD30:  Preliminary Results From a Phase II Study.”

Leukemia
Myelodysplastic Syndromes

James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, and Richard M. Stone, MD, on Clinical Trial Results for AML, MDS, and CMML Treatment

James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Richard M. Stone, MD of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss three clinical trials: different doses of daunorubicin for AML; comparing azacitidine plus lenolidomide to vorinostat vs azacitidine monotherapy in MDS and CMML; and sorafenib vs placebo in addition to standard treatment for AML.

Multiple Myeloma

Sagar Lonial, MD, on Monoclonal Antibodies in Multiple Myeloma

Sagar Lonial, MD, of Winship Cancer Institute, offers his thoughts on abstract 302, “Final Results for the 1703 Phase Ib/II Study of Elotuzumab in Combination With Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma,” presented by Paul G. Richardson, MD; abstract 84, “Safety and Efficacy of Daratumumab With Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone in Relapsed or Relapsed/ Refractory Multiple Myeloma,” presented by Torben Plesner, MD; and “A Phase Ib Dose Escalation Trial of SAR650984 (Anti–CD-38 mAb) in Combination With Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma,” presented by Thomas G. Martin III, MD.

Hematologic Malignancies

Ayalew Tefferi, MD, on New Models of Prognostication for Myelofibrosis

Ayalew Tefferi, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, on abstract 403, “A Compendium of Cytogenetic Abnormalities in Myelofibrosis: Molecular and Phenotypic Correlates in 826 Patients;” abstract 406, “Integration of Mutations and Karyotype Towards a Genetics-Based Prognostic Scoring System (GPSS) for Primary Myelofibrosis;” and abstract 405, “Mutation-Enhanced International Prognostic Scoring System (MIPSS) for Primary Myelofibrosis: An AGIMM & IWG-MRT Project.”

Leukemia

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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