Nathan Hale Fowler, MD, on Follicular Lymphoma: Ibrutinib Plus Rituximab Study Results
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
Nathan Hale Fowler, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses a multicenter trial in which ibrutinib plus rituximab was administered to treatment-naive patients with follicular lymphoma (Abstract 470).
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, 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, 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).
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, summarizes a special FDA-sponsored session on the three myeloma drugs that were approved this November––daratumumab, ixazomib, and elotozumab––and their current and future roles in treating the disease.
Stephen J. Schuster, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the findings of a study of chimeric antigen receptor modified T cells directed against CD19 in patients with relapsed or refractory disease (Abstract 183).