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).
Alok A. Khorana, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, discusses study results on the use of dalteparin for thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients at high risk for the condition (Abstract 427).
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).
Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, of the Winship Cancer Institute, discusses a study that used the National Cancer Data Base to study the impact on overall survival of deferring treatment in patients with newly diagnosed mantle cell lymphoma (Abstract 2717).
John Leonard, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical College, discusses this phase II study of R-CHOP with or without bortezomib in patients with untreated non-germinal center B-cell-like subtype diffuse large cell lymphoma (Abstract 811).
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.”