Nina Shah, MD, on Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: Novel Combination Therapies
2021 Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference
Nina Shah, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses triplet drug combinations that are the current standard of care for transplant-eligible and -ineligible patients with multiple myeloma, as well as quadruplet therapies that demonstrate depth of response in newly diagnosed cases, where they may become the standard of care along with transplantation and maintenance treatments.
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.
David S. Kroll, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discusses the symptoms of distress in patients with lymphoma and other oncologic malignancies, risk factors for poor outcomes, and how best to approach the management of depression and anxiety in this population.
Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses treatment options for follicular lymphoma, focusing on the combination of lenalidomide and rituximab and why he uses that regimen for first relapse but not front-line therapy.
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.
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the role of minimal residual disease evaluation in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, techniques used to predict relapse such as immunosequencing and CAPP-Sequencing, and whether such assays could replace the use of imaging with its attendant radiation exposure.