An Unusual Thank-You Letter
Dr. Stephan Moll provides an update on Charlie the lemur who recently passed away, and shares a thank-you letter sent to him by the Duke Lemur Center.
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Not Always a Panacea for Leukemia Patients With Unfavorable Outcome
Dr. Teachey reviews studies that look for therapeutic alternatives to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in leukemia patients with unfavorable outcomes.
Insightful critiques and informed commentary of important ongoing clinical trials
Dr. Fenske and Dr. Kahl discuss a trial enrolling adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), who are considered candidates for autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation, to find whether MRD status can be used to personalize therapy in MCL.
Dr. Jacobson reviews a study investigating the safety and efficacy of the anti-CD79b antibody drug conjugate, polatuzumab, in combination with R-CHP versus R-CHOP in previously untreated patients with DLBCL.
Dr. Ding and Dr. Teachey cover a trial that looks at the safety and efficacy of combining the JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib with post-induction chemotherapy for pediatric patients with Philadelphia chromosome-like B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Dr. Linkins discusses the VERDICT Trial which compares reduced doses of apixaban and rivaroxaban with standard-of-care in adult patients with symptomatic proximal deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and moderate or severe renal insufficiency.
Drs. Luskin, DeAngelo, and Kim review a study that tests the clinical efficacy of combining an adolescent and young adult chemotherapy regimen with a novel antibody in the treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Dr. DeBaun reviews a study that looks at outcomes for pregnant women with sickle cell disease who are randomly assigned to home-based oxygen therapy versus no home-based oxygen therapy.
Dr. Michaelis discusses a study that adds antibody therapy to a reduced-intensity conditioning regimen and protocol-specific allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for patients with relapsed or refractory AML over the age of 55.
Drs. Sklavenitis Pistofidis and Ghobrial discuss a study that looks at a targeted approach to therapy for multiple myeloma patients carrying a t(1;14) translocation.
Dr. Moss discusses the CLARITY study, which looks at the combination of therapies venetoclax and ibrutinib to treat relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Dr. Moll discusses a study that looks at the use of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with definite antiphospholipid syndrome.
May-June 2019Volume 16, Issue 3
A new Compendium providing updated clinical information to "Ask the Hematologist" articles published in The Hematologist from 2010 to 2015 is now available.
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