American Society of Hematology

Dr Adam Olszewski Outlines Challenges With Incorporating Palliative Care Earlier in Hematologic Malignancies

December 10, 2019

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Patients with hematologic malignancies receive less appropriate end-of-life care than patients with solid tumors because of barriers with patients, physicians, and the healthcare system in general, said Adam Olszewski, MD, associate professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr C. Ola Landgren Highlights Use of Carfilzomib in Newly Diagnosed Patients With MM

December 10, 2019

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New research shows that carfilzomib in newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma resulted in a higher rate of minimal residual disease negativity compared with usual rates, said C. Ola Landgren, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer.

Use Blinatumomab, Not Standard Chemo, for Children With Relapsed B-ALL, Study Says

December 10, 2019

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The lead investigator of the study from the Children's Oncology Group said the findings represent a new standard of care.

Oral Azacitidine in AML Maintenance Boosts Overall Survival 31%

December 10, 2019

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The study's primary end point, overall survival, showed that patients taking CC-486 had a 31% lower risk of death than those taking placebo.

Amid the News on Allogenic CAR T Therapy, an Update on UCART19

December 09, 2019

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The French biotech Servier has an agreement with Allogene Therapeutics, through Pfizer, to market its allogenic chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell product in the United States if it receives FDA approval.

Dr Ruben Mesa on Calculating Health-Related Quality of Life for Patients With MPNs

December 09, 2019

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Symptoms of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have a large impact on quality of life for patients and it is important to be able to link them, said Ruben Mesa, MD, director of UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.

75% of Patients on Ibrutinib-Venetoclax Combo in CLL Achieve Undetectable MRD in CAPTIVATE

December 09, 2019

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Results presented at ASH support giving ibrutinib as first-line therapy in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and future results may offer insights on whether patients can stop therapy once they have undetectable minimal residual disease (MRD).

Most Patients With Medicare Need Additional Financial Assistance to Get Novel Oral Therapies

December 09, 2019

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Karmanos Cancer Institute, in Detroit, Michigan, established a specialty pharmacy to help alleviate the financial burden many patients face when paying for their oral novel therapeutics.

Dr Lindsey Roeker Outlines Unknowns Regarding Treatment Patterns in CLL

December 08, 2019

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While there are more novel therapies available to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), there are still unanswered questions about how to use these therapies in sequences, said Lindsey Roeker, MD, clinical fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Real-World Results Show Medicare Costs Drop After Completion of CAR T-Cell Therapy

December 08, 2019

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Results from Avalere Health show that once Medicare patients get through the experience and expense of CAR T-cell therapy, they do well and costs drop significantly.