Kieron Dunleavy, MD, on Burkitt Lymphoma: Preliminary Report of the DA-EPOCH-R Trial
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
Kieron Dunleavy, MD, of the National Cancer Institute, discusses a multi-center trial that set out to validate the effectiveness of DA-EPOCH-R-based therapy and whether a risk-adapted approach using the regimen is beneficial for patients with Burkitt lymphoma (Abstract 342).
Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses an additional analysis of a phase II study of azacitidine combined with lenalidomide or with vorinostat vs azacitidine monotherapy in higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (Abstract 908).
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).
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.
Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Cameron J. Turtle, MBBS, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discuss anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor-modified T-cell therapy and clinical outcome (Abstract 184).
Sébastien Maury, MD, of the Hôpital Henri Mondor, discusses in French this study in which adding rituximab improved the outcome of adult patients with CD20-positive, Ph-negative B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Abstract 1).