Nina Shah, MD: How Long Should Initial Treatment for Myeloma Last?
NCCN 2019 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies
Nina Shah, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the debate on fixed duration vs waiting until disease progression, a key question for clinicians treating patients with multiple myeloma.
Jorge J. Castillo, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the many advances in treating relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma, including novel immunomodulators, proteasome inhibitors, and monoclonal antibodies, as well as emerging treatments such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy and antibody-drug conjugates.
Richard I. Fisher, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discusses the improvement in survival for patients with follicular lymphoma, new targeted biologic agents providing alternative treatments, and chemoimmunotherapy (a standard in many cases).
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the nature of biologic molecules and their importance in future therapeutic innovation.
Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD, of the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, discusses the tailored nature of MDS treatment, including somatic mutations that could alter treatment decisions, and novel therapies with predictive biomarkers.
Nitin Jain, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the debate on evolving strategies in first-line treatment of CLL.