S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, on Advances in Myeloma
2015 ASH Annual Meeting
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.”
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).
James N. Kochenderfer, MD, of the National Cancer Institute, reports on remissions of multiple myeloma during a trial of T cells expressing an anti-B-cell maturation antigen chimeric antigen receptor (Abstract 99).
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).
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).
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).