Ruben A. Mesa, MD, and James O. Armitage, MD, Results of the PERSIST-1 Study on Myelofibrosis
2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
James O. Armitage, MD, of The University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Ruben A. Mesa, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discuss pacritinib and its significant efficacy in myelofibrosis (Abstract LBA7006).
Laurie Helen Sehn, MD, MPH, of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, discusses a first-ever finding on obinutuzumab and bendamustine in the setting of rituximab-refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract LBA8502).
James L. Mulshine, MD, of Rush University Medical Center, and Carolyn Jean Presley, MD, of Yale Cancer Center/Yale School of Medicine, discuss the burden on patients and the Medicare system as new lung cancer CT guidelines are put into effect and treatment of early-stage NSCLC increases (Abstract 7533).
Howard M. Sandler, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discusses the improvement of overall survival with the use of adjuvant chemotherapy following androgen suppression and radiotherapy (Abstract LBA5002).
Robert W. Carlson, MD, of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and Richard G. Margolese, MD, of McGill University, discuss the improvement in breast cancer–free interval with anastrozole vs tamoxifen in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ undergoing lumpectomy plus radiotherapy (Abstract LBA500).
Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, of Duke University Medical Center, and Eric Roeland, MD, FAAHPM, of the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, discuss the use of palliative and hospice care for patients with solid tumors vs hematologic cancers and clinicians’ attitudes (Abstracts e20554 and 9524).