James N. Kochenderfer, MD, on Preventing Progressive Malignancy After Stem Cell Transplant
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
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).
James N. Kochenderfer, MD, of the National Cancer Institute, reports on remissions of multiple myeloma during a trial of T cells expressing an anti-B-cell maturation antigen chimeric antigen receptor (Abstract 99).
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).
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).
Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, discusses a study that showed patients with advanced-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma, with a negative PET-scan following ABVD chemotherapy, have excellent outcomes without the need for consolidative radiotherapy, regardless of disease bulk at presentation (Abstract 579).