Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, on CLL: Idelalisib Plus Bendamustine and Rituximab
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses a late-breaking abstract on the superiority of this three-drug combination compared to bendamustine and rituximab alone in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Abstract LBA5).
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, summarizes a special FDA-sponsored session on the three myeloma drugs that were approved this November––daratumumab, ixazomib, and elotozumab––and their current and future roles in treating the disease.
Sagar Lonial, MD, of the Emory University School of Medicine, and Alessandra Tedeschi, MD, of the Azienda Ospedaliera Niguarda Cà Granda, discuss this international study of ibrutinib vs chlorambucil in patients 65 years and older with treatment-naive chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (Abstract 495).
Andrew J. Davies, MRCP, PhD, of the Cancer Research UK Centre, University of Southampton, discusses a study of targeted treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma based on real-time gene-expression profiling (Abstract 812).
Margaret O'Donnell, MD, of the City of Hope National Medical Center, summarizes a session on this vital topic (Session 613).
Alok A. Khorana, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses study results on the use of dalteparin for thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients at high risk for the condition (Abstract 427).