Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, on Classical HL: New Findings on the Need for Radiotherapy
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
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).
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).
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, summarizes his education session on the evolving diagnostic criteria for myeloma, which focused on smoldering disease and when it becomes an “open flame.”
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).
Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and David Straus, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discuss the initial results of the U.S. Intergroup Trial of response-adapted chemotherapy or chemotherapy/radiation therapy based on PET for nonbulky stage I and II Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract 578).
Sébastien Maury, MD, of the Hôpital Henri Mondor, discusses 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). To see the French language version of this newsreel, please click here.