David A. Williams, MD, on the Goals and Highlights of ASH 2015
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
Outgoing ASH President, David A. Williams, MD, of the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Hospital, gives an overview of this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Craig H. Moskowitz, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses a phase I study of an anti-CD19 monoclonal antibody used in relapsed/refactory B-lineage non-Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract 182).
James N. Kochenderfer, MD, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses a clinical trial of allogeneic T cells expressing an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor, which caused remissions of B-cell cancers after stem cell transplant, without causing graft-vs-host disease (Abstract LBA1).
James Foran, MD, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, discusses two key studies on clofarabine: as a single agent for induction and postremission therapy in newly diagnosed AML, and as the basis for consolidation in nonfavorable AML (Abstracts 217 and 218).
Ronald Go, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discusses a study that used the National Cancer Data Base to determine the extent to which the number of non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients treated annually in a facility affects overall survival (Abstract 266).
Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses a retrospective analysis of data on the overall survival of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when initial therapy is given in academic hospitals vs nonacademic hospitals (Abstract 268).