Jennifer Ann Woyach, MD, on CLL: Results From the Alliance North American Intergroup Study
2018 ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition
Jennifer Ann Woyach, MD, of The Ohio State University, discusses trial findings on ibrutinib alone or in combination with rituximab compared with bendamustine plus rituximab in untreated older people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Abstract 6).
Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, of Stanford University, discusses phase III study findings on ibrutinib-based therapy vs standard fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab chemoimmunotherapy in untreated younger patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (Abstract LBA4).
Norman E. Sharpless, MD, Director of the National Cancer Institute, discusses his vision for the NCI in four key areas––big data, clinical trials, workforce development, and basic science––and how this vision affects the hematology community.
Alexander B. Pine, MD, PhD, of Yale School of Medicine, discusses a survey gathering data on health-care providers’ practices and preferences in using direct oral anticoagulant therapy to treat venous thromboembolism.
Readers of The ASCO Post are invited to participate in this research by completing the survey, entitled: “Perspectives and Practices in Utilization of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients With Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism.” The survey takes approximately 3 to 4 minutes to complete and can be taken on a mobile device or a computer. The survey link is https://yalesurvey.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3l0HxrreWZhVtBz.
Shaji K. Kumar, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, discusses phase III findings on daratumumab plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone vs lenalidomide and dexamethasone in people with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are ineligible for transplant (Abstract LBA2).
John P. Leonard, MD, of Weill Cornell Medicine/Cornell University, discusses phase III findings on lenalidomide plus rituximab vs rituximab plus placebo for people with relapsed or refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (Abstract 445).