Hagop M. Kantarjian, MD, on AML: Safety and Efficacy of Guadecitabine
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
Hagop M. Kantarjian, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses a study that compared efficacy and safety results of using 5-day and 10-day regimens of a novel hypomethylating agent in 103 treatment-naïve AML patients who were not candidates for intensive chemotherapy (Abstract 458).
Julie Vose, MD, MBA
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).
Olivier Casasnovas, MD
Olivier Casasnovas, MD, of Hôpital Le Bocage, discusses in French a phase III study comparing an early PET-driven treatment de-escalation to a not PET-monitored strategy in patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract 577).
Richard M. Stone, MD
Richard M. Stone, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses this international prospective study on the survival impact of midostaurin, a multikinase inhibitor, in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia with FLT3 mutations (Abstract 6).
James Foran, MD
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).
Julie Vose, MD, MBA, and Rafat Abonour, MD
Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Rafat Abonour, MD, of Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, discuss the session that he chaired on the question of whether researchers can design therapy that addresses the heterogeneity of the disease and eradicate most if not all of the myeloma clones.