Richard M. Stone, MD, on AML: Results of the RATIFY Trial
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
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).
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.
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).
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).
Dr. Robert Rifkin, Medical Director of Biosimilars at US Oncology Research, moderates a roundtable discussion on Global Perspectives on the Integration of Biosimilars into Oncology Practice, held in conjunction with the 2015 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Moderator: Robert Rifkin, MD
Participants: Corey Cutler, MD; Pere Gascon, MD, PhD; Mark McCamish, MD, PhD
This program is supported by Sandoz Inc.
Margaret O'Donnell, MD, of the City of Hope National Medical Center, summarizes a session on this vital topic (Session 613).