Philip J. Bierman, MD, on DLBCL: Managing Patients at Risk of CNS Involvement and Systemic Disease
Pan Pacific Lymphoma Conference 2018
Philip J. Bierman, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses how to identify and treat the 1% to 2% of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have central nervous system involvement as well as systemic sites at the time of diagnosis.
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.
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.
R. Gregory Bociek, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses the controversial topic of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
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.
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.