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FDA Allows Marketing of Test to Aid in the Detection of Certain Leukemias and Lymphomas

On June 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of ClearLLab Reagents (T1, T2, B1, B2, M), the first agency-authorized test for use with flow cytometry to aid in the detection of several leukemias and lymphomas, including chronic leukemia, acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin...

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

FDA Approves Betrixaban for the Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism

On June 23, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved betrixaban (Bevyxxa) for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adult patients hospitalized for an acute medical illness who are at risk for thromboembolic complications due to moderate or severe restricted mobility...

hematologic malignancies

ASCO 2017: Ibrutinib Plus Cellular Therapy CTL119 May Lead to Complete Remissions in CLL

Combining the kinase inhibitor ibrutinib (Imbruvica) with an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL119 can lead to complete remission in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University...

hematologic malignancies

David H. Henry, MD, and Ruben A. Mesa, MD, on Myelofibrosis: Trial Results From a Best of ASCO Abstract

David H. Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Associates, and Ruben A. Mesa, MD, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, discuss phase III study findings on momelotinib vs ruxolitinib in JAK inhibitor–naive patients with myelofibrosis. (Abstract 7000)

palliative care
hematologic malignancies

Lack of Access to Transfusions Limits Hospice Use by Patients With Blood Cancer

A new survey finds that doctors would refer more patients with incurable blood cancers to hospice for end-of-life care if they could receive transfusions, which are generally not available because of hospice reimbursement policies. The findings, published by Odejide et al in Cancer, help explain...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia

FDA Approves Midostaurin in Combination With Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed FLT3-Positive Acute Myeloid Leukemia

On April 28, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved midostaurin (Rydapt) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are FLT3 mutation–positive, as detected by an FDA-approved test, in combination with standard cytarabine and...

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

FDA Removes Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Requirements for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents

On April 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) requirements for the use of epoetin alfa and darbepoetin alfa to treat patients with anemia due to associated myelosuppressive chemotherapy. The Agency's announcement regarding...

hematologic malignancies

FDA Grants Marketing Authorization for Ipsogen JAK2 RGQ PCR Kit to Detect JAK2 Genetic Mutations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing authorization to the ipsogen JAK2 RGQ PCR Kit, manufactured by QIAGEN GmbH, to detect mutations affecting the Janus tyrosine kinase 2 (JAK2) gene. This is the first FDA-authorized test intended to help physicians in evaluating...

solid tumors
hematologic malignancies

AACR 2017: IDH-Mutant Cancers May Be More Amenable to Treatment With PARP Inhibitors Than IDH Inhibitors, According to Preclinical Findings

Tumors with mutations in the proteins isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 or -2 (IDH1/2) exhibited features similar to BRCA-mutant tumors and were more likely to respond better to PARP inhibitors than to IDH inhibitors, according to preclinical data presented by Sulkowski et al at the 2017 American...

hematologic malignancies

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Myelofibrosis: New Treatment Guidelines 126

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, discusses molecular abnormalities and their use in the diagnosis, risk stratification, and selection of treatment for myelofibrosis.

hematologic malignancies

Early Biomarker Algorithm May Predict Graft-vs-Host Disease Occurrence

Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System have discovered a way to predict whether patients with blood cancer who received a bone marrow transplant will develop graft-vs-host disease, according to a study published by Hartwell et al in JCI (The Journal of Clinical...

palliative care
hematologic malignancies

Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of Life After Stem Cell Transplant

Integrating palliative care into the treatment of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for cancers like leukemia and lymphoma can improve their quality of life, relieve symptoms associated with the procedure, and reduce depression and anxiety, not only during the 3- to 4-week ...

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

ASH 2016: New Data Shed Light on Potential Advantages of Pacritinib for Patients With Myelofibrosis

Compared with standard therapy, pacritinib significantly reduces spleen size among people with myelofibrosis who have very low levels of platelets, according to a late-breaking study presented by Mascarenhas et al during the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition...

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

ASH 2016: Ibrutinib Found Helpful in Treating Graft-vs-Host Disease After Stem Cell Transplant

A late-breaking abstract presented by Miklos et al during the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego (Abstract LBA-3) showed patients who experience graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) after stem cell transplantation that is not resolved by corticosteroid...

hematologic malignancies
issues in oncology

Marie Bleakley, MD, PhD, on GVHD: Reducing Rates and Increasing Survival

Marie Bleakley, MD, PhD, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, discusses data on using naive T-cell depletion of peripheral blood stem cells, which led to very low rates of chronic graft-vs-host-disease and high survival (Abstract 668).

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

Brenda M. Sandmaier, MD, and Sagar Lonial, MD, on Preventing GVHD: Clinical Trial Results

Brenda M. Sandmaier, MD, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Sagar Lonial, MD, of Emory University, discuss study findings on sirolimus combined with mycophenolate mofetil and cyclosporine to improve prevention of acute graft-vs-host-disease after unrelated hematopoietic cell...

hematologic malignancies

Joshua Brody, MD, on Lymphoid Malignancies: Immunotherapy Update

Joshua Brody, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, summarizes important data on passive and active immunotherapy (Abstracts 1213, 1214, 1215, 1216, 1217, 1218).

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

Jean M. Connors, MD, and Julie Vose, MD, MBA, on Thrombosis and Anticoagulation: Best of ASH Clinical Data

Jean M. Connors, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Julie Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discuss a roundup of key findings on a critical area in the treatment of hematologic malignancies (Abstracts 17, 85, 86, 135, 139, 143, 273, 415, 419, 719, 877, 880).

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
issues in oncology

ASH 2016: Study Shows Patients Traditionally Ineligible for Studies May Benefit From Trial Participation

Patients who potentially could benefit most from participation in clinical trials due to poor prognoses often are not included based on eligibility criteria, such as existing medical illnesses. A novel study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed some patients with acute...

hematologic malignancies
supportive care

ASH 2016: Preventative Antibiotics Could Prevent Clostridium difficile Among Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

It may be possible to safely prevent one of the most common—and costly to treat—infections contracted by hospitalized patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation for the treatment of blood cancers, according to a study from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of...

solid tumors
hematologic malignancies
skin cancer

SITC 2016: Phase I/II Data Combining Urelumab With Nivolumab Suggest Increased Antitumor Effect in Patients With Melanoma

Safety and efficacy data from a phase I/II study of urelumab in combination with nivolumab (Opdivo) in patients with hematologic and solid tumors, including biomarker analyses by level of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression, was recently presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer ...

solid tumors
hematologic malignancies

ESMO 2016: Vemurafenib Shows Clinical Benefit in Diverse BRAF V600–Mutated Tumors

Findings from a phase II trial of vemurafenib in previously treated patients with advanced disease and BRAF-mutated tumors indicate that the drug is effective in patients with diverse BRAF V600­–mutated tumors but not in patients with BRAF non-V600 mutations. After a mean treatment...

hematologic malignancies

NCCN Publishes New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of blood cancers characterized by significant symptoms and a high risk of transformation into acute leukemia. These cancers—myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia, and polycythemia vera—affect approximately 13,000, 134,000, and 148,000 patients ...

palliative care
hematologic malignancies
supportive care

Palliative Care 2016: Inpatient Palliative Care in Patients Hospitalized for HSCT

During hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), patients sometimes experience physical and psychological symptoms that negatively impact their quality of life. Researchers led by Areej El-Jawahri, MD, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant...

hematologic malignancies
supportive care
palliative care

Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD, APN, AOCN: After Stem Cell Transplant: Enhancing Recovery With Strength Training

Eileen Danaher Hacker, PhD, APN, AOCN, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, discusses study findings that show improvement in physical activity, fatigue, muscle strength, and functional ability (Abstract 190).

palliative care
supportive care
hematologic malignancies

Areej El-Jawahri, MD, on Hematologic Malignancies: Integrating Palliative Care in Treatment

Areej El-Jawahri, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses ways in which palliative care can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, reduce depression and anxiety, and potentially optimize end-of-life care for patients with hematologic malignancies.

hematologic malignancies

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant May Age Immune Cells as Much as 30 Years

University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers, by tracking p16INK4a, a molecular marker that has been shown to increase in white blood cells as people age, have uncovered clues suggesting that stem cell transplant is linked to a marked increase in the...

hematologic malignancies

Bone Marrow–Derived Stem Cells May Offer Blood Transplant Recipients Better Quality of Life

A large, nationwide study published by Lee et al in the journal JAMA Oncology found that patients who received transplants of cells collected from a donor's bone marrow had better self-reported psychological well-being, experienced fewer symptoms of graft-vs-host disease (GVHD), and were more...

hematologic malignancies

NCCN Publishes New Patient Education Resources About Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are the result of genetic alterations that cause blood stem cells to become abnormal, rendering bone marrow unable to create new, mature blood cells for release into the body. It is estimated that up to 15,000 new cases of MDS are diagnosed in the United States each...

hematologic malignancies
symptom management

Protein Could Help Identify Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease

A new study published by Kariminia et al in the journal Blood has identified a protein that could diagnose chronic graft-vs-host disease in patients undergoing blood and bone marrow transplantation. The work was led by researchers in the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program at BC...

hematologic malignancies

Study Links Residential Radon Exposure to Increased Risk of Hematologic Malignancies in Women

A new report published by Teras et al in Environmental Researchfound a statistically significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study...

hematologic malignancies

First-in-Class Drug ONC201 Shows Potential for Some Blood Cancers

ONC201, an investigational anticancer drug that triggers cell death in various tumor types, may have clinical potential for some blood cancers including mantle cell lymphoma and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to a recent clinical study. A research team led by Michael Andreeff, MD, PhD,...

hematologic malignancies

Ayalew Tefferi, MD, on Imetelstat as Therapy for Myelofibrosis

Ayalew Tefferi, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, on abstract 634, “Imetelstat, a Telomerase Inhibitor, Therapy for Myelofibrosis: A Pilot Study.”

hematologic malignancies

Ayalew Tefferi, MD, on New Models of Prognostication for Myelofibrosis

Ayalew Tefferi, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, on abstract 403, “A Compendium of Cytogenetic Abnormalities in Myelofibrosis: Molecular and Phenotypic Correlates in 826 Patients;” abstract 406, “Integration of Mutations and Karyotype Towards a Genetics-Based Prognostic Scoring System (GPSS) for Primary...

hematologic malignancies

Keith McCrae, MD, on Splenectomy in Immune Thrombocytopenia

Keith McCrae, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, offers his thoughts on abstract 232, “Long-Term Complications After Splenectomy in Adult Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia With a Minimum Follow-up of 10 Years: First Results From a Single-Center Case-Control Study in 140 Patients With Primary ITP,”...

hematologic malignancies

Keith McCrae, MD, on Caplacizumab in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Keith McCrae, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, offers his thoughts on abstract 229, “Caplacizumab, Anti-Vwf Nanobody Potentially Changing the Treatment Paradigm in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Results of the TITAN Trial,” presented by Flora Peyvandi, MD.

hematologic malignancies

Keith McCrae, MD, on Managing Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

Keith McCrae, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, offers his thoughts on abstract 4848, “Implementation of a Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Management Program Reduces the Cost of Diagnostic Testing and Pharmacologic Treatment in an Academic Medical Center,” presented by Caroline Dupre Vaughn, RN.

hematologic malignancies

Linda J. Burns, MD, on a Phase II Study of ACE-536 in Beta-Thalassemia

2014 ASH President Linda J. Burns, MD, of the University of Minnesota, offers her thoughts on abstract 53, “ACE-536 Increases Hemoglobin and Decreases Transfusion Burden and Serum Ferritin in Adults With Beta-Thalassemia: Preliminary Results From a Phase II Study,” presented by Antonio G. Piga, MD.

hematologic malignancies

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Appoints New Administrative Officer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently announced the appointment of Rosemarie Loffredo as its new Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In this newly created role, Ms. ­Loffredo will help ensure the Society achieves the goals of its long-range strategic plan. She will lead ...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Announces 2013 Honorific Award Recipients

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced the seven scientists who have received 2013 Honorific Awards for their significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of hematologic diseases. The Honorific Awards are the Society’s most prestigious awards. This year’s awards will be...

hematologic malignancies

ASBMT Honors Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, With Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood and Marrow Transplant Research

Mary Horowitz, MD, MS, the Robert A. Uihlein, Jr. Chair in Hematologic Research, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Awards Bridge Grants to 15 Investigators

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recently announced the names of 15 researchers (see sidebar on page 15) who will receive interim support from the Society for hematology research proposals. These proposals earned high scores but could not be funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...

hematologic malignancies

Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas Named President of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently announced that its Canadian affiliate, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, has named Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas as its new President. Ms. Tippet-Fagyas will lead the Canadian Society in its efforts to find cures and ensure access to therapies for...

hematologic malignancies

Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, Named President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has announced that Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. “Dr. DeGennaro has tirelessly dedicated himself for almost a decade of service to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission and to...

hematologic malignancies
global cancer care

ASH Pairs Hematologists From Developing and Developed Nations for Global Training Program

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recently announced the 20 hematologists and other medical professionals selected to participate in the 2014 ASH Visitor Training Program. This program provides talented hematologists, scientists, and laboratory staff from developing countries the opportunity ...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Honors Senator Barbara Mikulski and Patient Advocate Kathy Giusti

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recognized Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Kathy Giusti, Founder of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, with awards for their outstanding support and advocacy for biomedical research and the practice of hematology at the 56th ASH Annual Meeting in...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Releases Second List for Choosing Wisely Campaign

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has announced five additional commonly used tests, treatments, and procedures in hematology that physicians and patients should question in certain circumstances. The additional items join an initial list of five practices to question that the Society...

hematologic malignancies

ASH Announces Top Trainee Abstracts of 2015 Annual Meeting

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) recognized investigators with the highest-scoring abstracts in the categories of undergraduate student, medical student, graduate student, resident physician, and postdoctoral fellow at the 57th ASH Annual Meeting and Exhibition, December 5–8 in Orlando,...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
lymphoma
lymphoma

ASH 2015: High Response Rates, Long-Term Remissions in Relapsed/Refractory Pediatric ALL, Lymphomas After CTL019 Immunotherapy

Ninety-three percent of pediatric patients (55 of 59) with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) went into remission after receiving an investigational therapy made from their own immune cells, with continuous remissions of over 1 year in 18 patients and over 2 years in nine...

hematologic malignancies
issues in oncology

ASH 2015: American Society of Hematology Releases Compilation of Top Choosing Wisely Recommendations Relevant to Hematology

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has released a list of five hematology-related tests and procedures to question based on recommendations from other medical societies taking part in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign. This list...

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