Muhamed Baljevic, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Review of Novel Management Strategies
2021 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference
Muhamed Baljevic, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, reviews the outlook for treating patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma, the rapidly expanding array of therapeutic options with novel mechanisms of action, and the challenges of sequencing treatments.
Stephen M. Ansell, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, and Bruce D. Cheson, MD, of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, engage in a lively debate about CAR T-cell therapy, how it fits in with immunotherapy and nonchemotherapy approaches, and how to decide which treatment is right for which patient, especially given the many challenges of obtaining CAR T cells.
Sonali M. Smith, MD, of the University of Chicago, discusses the many uncertainties in preventing secondary high-grade B-cell lymphomas, which have a poor prognosis; how to discern the patients at highest risk; and whether prophylaxis with monoclonal antibodies such as rituximab can mitigate the likelihood of secondary lymphoma.
Peihua Lu, MD, of Lu Daopei Hospital, discusses the state of research in China on CAR T-cell therapy, placing it in the context of the global development pipeline and the progress being made.
Alison J. Moskowitz, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the combination ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine), individualized approaches for treating patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, and novel methods for risk stratification.
James O. Armitage, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses various treatment regimens for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, including BEACOPP, brentuximab vedotin, ABVD, A-AVD, nivolumab, and pembrolizumab—and the factors to consider when choosing among them.