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.
R. Gregory Bociek, MD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses the controversial topic of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.
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.
Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses promising pathways for inhibitors—BTK, PI3K, EZH2, bcl-2—and the clinical trials for single agents and combinations that suggest their potential for lymphoma treatment.
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.
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.