Meeting Coverage

Meeting Coverage

Updates from major medical meetings in the field of hematology/oncology

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Alemtuzumab Plus Myeloablative Conditioning Reduces Post-Transplant GVHD Risk

For younger patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) who are eligible for a hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), adding alemtuzumab lowered the risk of graft-versus-host...
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Salvage Transplant Versus Continuous Therapy: Insights From the Myeloma ReLApsE Trial

For patients with multiple myeloma (MM) that has relapsed following autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT), a standard salvage therapy approach involves high-dose chemotherapy and...
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Venetoclax Plus R-CHOP Improves Outcomes in BCL2-Positive DLBCL

For the substantial portion of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with overexpression of the BCL2 protein, combining the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax with...
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Rituximab-Lenalidomide Combo Superior to Rituximab Alone in Relapsed/Refractory Indolent NHL

For patients with relapsed/refractory indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), adding lenalidomide to rituximab treatment improved response rates and prolonged time to next treatment, compared with...
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Evaluating Ixazomib Regimens in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Myeloma

Two studies presented at the 2018 ASH Annual Meeting explored the use the oral proteasome inhibitor (PI) ixazomib in patients with newly diagnosed multiple...
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LentiGlobin Gene Therapy Possibly Safe for Severe Sickle Cell Disease

Interim data from a phase I study of LentiGlobin BB305 in patients with severe sickle cell disease (SCD) suggest that the gene therapy was...
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Researchers Define Long-Term Outcomes of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis

Patients diagnosed with cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) remain at a high risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE), bleeding, and death – even while on therapeutic...
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Romiplostim Helps Patients With Glioblastoma and Thrombocytopenia Stay on Treatment

Temozolomide (TMZ) is part of the standard treatment for patients with glioblastoma, but the drug carries a dosedependent risk of grade 3 or 4...
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APR-246 Plus Azacitidine Is Associated With High Response Rates in MDS and AML

In a small phase IB/II trial presented at the 23rd Congress of the European Hematology Association, all four evaluable patients with TP53-mutant myelodysplastic syndromes...
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Umbralisib Demonstrates Safety, Efficacy for Patients With Kinase Inhibitor–Intolerant CLL

According to a report presented at the 23rd Congress of the European Hematology Association, the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and casein kinase-1ε inhibitor umbralisib represents...
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July 2019 Bonus Mid-Year Edition, Volume 5, Issue 9

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