July 2019, Volume 5, Issue 8

July 2019

Volume 5, Issue 8

This issue features an exclusive interview with National Institute on Aging Director Richard Hodes, MD, and more.

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July 2019 Issue

Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Illegitimi EPIC Non Carborundum (Don’t Let the EPIC Bastards Grind You Down)

Monday, July 1st, 2019
After having served a recent tour of duty caring for patients in the hospital, I was reminded by the hospital’s billing department that I...

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ASH Directions

New ASH Congressional Fellow, Accepting Submissions for 2019 ASH Annual Meeting, and more

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Next ASH Congressional Fellow Is Bound for Capitol Hill Zachary Kiser, PhD, has been selected by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to be the...
The Society Pages

Steven Rosenberg Receives Szent-Györgyi Prize, FDA Names Elizabeth Jungman Head of Regulatory Policy, and...

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Steven A. Rosenberg Receives Szent-Györgyi Prize The National Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, the 2019 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress...

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Dr. Schuh on a volunteer trip to Tanzania.

Pulling Back the Curtain: Anna Schuh, MD, PhD

Monday, July 1st, 2019
In this edition, Anna Schuh, MD, PhD, speaks about her idyllic childhood in the vineyards of Germany’s Moselle Valley and being chased by wildebeest...

The Wisdom of Aging

Monday, July 1st, 2019
ASH Clinical News spoke with Richard J. Hodes, MD, director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH),...

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You Make the Call

How does triple X syndrome interact with Fanconi anemia?

Monday, July 1st, 2019
This month, Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, discusses allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in a patient with Fanconi anemia. And don't forget to check out next month's clinical...
You Make the Call

Reader Responses: How does triple X syndrome interact with Fanconi anemia?

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in a patient with Fanconi anemia. Disclaimer: ASH does...

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Walking Speed Predicts Frailty, Survival, and Other Outcomes in Older Patients With Blood Cancers

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Walking speed was a reliable indicator of frailty among older patients with blood cancers, and this frailty measure was a more accurate predictor of...

Tagraxofusp Leads to High Response Rates in Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Ninety percent of patients with previously untreated blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) responded to treatment with tagraxofusp, a CD123-targeted agent previously known as...

Study Finds Standard R-CHOP Bests Dose-Adjusted EPOCH-R in DLBCL

Monday, July 1st, 2019
In an update from the phase III intergroup Alliance/CALGB 50303 trial, treatment with frontline dose-adjusted (DA) EPOCH-R (etoposide, prednisone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, rituximab) failed...

TKIs Linked to Increased Cardiovascular and Arteriothrombotic Events in Chronic-Phase CML

Monday, July 1st, 2019
In patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular and...

FDA to Close Its Controversial Medical Device Reporting Program

Monday, July 1st, 2019
In what is being called a victory for patients and consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it is ending its...

FDA Expands Ivosidenib’s Indication to Newly Diagnosed AML

Monday, July 1st, 2019
On May 2, 2019, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for the IDH1 inhibitor ivosidenib to include the treatment...
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Post-Transplant Pembrolizumab Consolidation Improves PFS in Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Monday, July 1st, 2019
In patients with high-risk, relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) who have undergone autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT), consolidation therapy with the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab...
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New Study Supports “R2” Regimen in Previously Untreated Follicular Lymphoma

Monday, July 1st, 2019
The combination of lenalidomide and rituximab, known as the R2 regimen, improved progression-free survival (PFS), time to next treatment (TTNT), and complete response (CR)...

Venetoclax Approved for CLL and SLL

Monday, July 1st, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved venetoclax, in combination with obinutuzumab, for the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)...

Scientists Depart MD Anderson and Emory Over Undisclosed Ties to China

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Two recent incidents illustrate the growing concern in the U.S. research community that China and other foreign governments have been using visiting scholars to...

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On location

New Subcutaneous Daratumumab Formulation Overcomes Infusion Barrier for Patients

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Daratumumab-based regimens have shown efficacy across all lines of therapy in multiple myeloma (MM), but the agent requires a long intravenous infusion time, lasting...
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Exploring Safety and Efficacy of 5F9 and Azacitidine in AML and MDS

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Watch our interview with David Sallman, MD.In initial results from a phase Ib trial presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual...
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Iberdomide: A New Immunomodulatory Drug for Heavily Refractory Myeloma

Monday, July 1st, 2019
One-third of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) responded to treatment with the investigational agent iberdomide, according to early results from a first-in-human trial. Sagar...
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Flumatinib Superior to Imatinib in Chronic-Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Monday, July 1st, 2019
Flumatinib, a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), led to more molecular responses that were also deeper, compared with imatinib, in patients with newly diagnosed...

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