Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, on MDS and CMML Study Results: SWOG S1117
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
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).
Sagar Lonial, MD, of the Emory University School of Medicine, and Alessandra Tedeschi, MD, of the Azienda Ospedaliera Niguarda Cà Granda, discuss this international study of ibrutinib vs chlorambucil in patients 65 years and older with treatment-naive chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (Abstract 495).
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).
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).
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.”
Simon Rule, MD, of Derriford Hospital, discusses results from an international, multicenter study in patients with previously treated mantle cell lymphoma (Abstract 469).