Kieron M. Dunleavy, MD, on B-Cell Malignancies: Novel-Novel Drug Combinations
Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference 2018
Kieron M. Dunleavy, MD, of George Washington University, discusses the need for drug combinations to improve lymphoma therapy, despite unexpected toxicities, as our understanding of the molecular biology grows.
Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the various ways genomics can be used in diagnosing and treating non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the need for a proper support tool to help interpret the data.
R. Gregory Bociek, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses the controversial topic of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
Steven M. Horwitz, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses aggressive subtypes of peripheral T-cell lymphoma and the coming data that may help clarify what could be the most effective treatments.
Laurie H. Sehn, MD, MPH, of the British Columbia Cancer Centre for Lymphoid Cancer, discusses the challenges of treating high-grade B-cell lymphoma in older patients and those with comorbidities. Several strategies have been devised, but more research is needed as well as more options for novel therapies.
Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, of the University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses treatments that enhance progression-free and overall survival and clear minimal residual disease—obinutuzumab plus chemotherapy, lenalidomide, and rituximab—and the types of lymphoma patients who may benefit.
Susan M. O’Brien, MD, of the University of California, Irvine, discusses three oral agents for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, and the use of chemotherapy for the disease.
Sagar Lonial, MD, of the Emory University School of Medicine, discusses the importance of planning for relapse based on the treatment a patient has received, new targets for refractory myeloma, and the role of cellular therapy.
Peggy Burhenn, MS, RN-BC, AOCNS, of the City of Hope National Medical Center, discusses the challenges of working with older lymphoma patients and the importance of effective geriatric assessments.
John G. Gribben, MD, DSc, of the Barts Cancer Institute, discusses how understanding the role of the tumor microenvironment can help identify treatment targets, including combination therapies, and improve outcome for patients with indolent lymphomas.
Bruce D. Cheson, MD, of Georgetown University Hospital, and Richard I. Fisher, MD, of Fox Chase Cancer Center, discuss ways to incorporate PET and CT scanning into standard of care for and research studies on lymphoma.