Consolidation Radiation Therapy for Advanced Hodgkin Lymphoma in Complete Metabolic Response by PET-CT or Gallium

The role of consolidation radiation therapy (RT) in advanced Hodgkin lymphoma is controversial, especially if a complete response (CR) is achieved by PET-CT after chemotherapy. In this series, low-dose ( ∼20 Gy) RT to all sites of original disease improved progression-free survival, even in the setting of a CR after ABVD. Long-term toxicity was similar between chemotherapy and combined modality therapy.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Our data confirm the efficacy of IgRT in reducing the risk of infections in HM-associated SID therefore fulfilling physicians' main expectations. They also illustrate the heterogeneity of management policies within the community setting. PMID: 30458690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Source Type: research
IntroductionChronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) affects up to 50% of the long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT), and is the leading cause of mortality in patients who survive to two years post-transplant. Unlike acute GVHD (aGVHD), the primary pathology in cGVHD is fibrotic, affecting the skin, and lacrimal and salivary glands, and shares many features with the autoimmune conditions Sjogrens syndrome and systemic sclerosis. Certain gastrointestinal microbiota compositions have been associated with these autoimmune conditions, and we thus hypothesized that the configuration of ...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 722. Clinical Allogeneic Transplantation: Acute and Chronic GVHD, Immune Reconstitution: Biomarkers and the Microbiome Source Type: research
Conclusion: While providing potential clinical benefit, CAR T cell therapy utilizes resources across the therapeutic spectrum, and increasing use of this therapeutic modality can create challenges in institutional resource capacity. Identifying these resources will allow for better care delivery and allocation of funds. Further refinement of CAR T cell products and improvements in CAR T cell-related toxicity management may permit safer delivery of this therapy and reduce costs per patient. Additional analysis of resource utilization among patients treated with commercial CAR T cell products, as well as comparison with alte...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 902. Health Services Research-Malignant Diseases: Overuse, Costs, and Utilization of Health Services Source Type: research
Conclusion:Selinexor based combination regimens have shown better clinical response against AML as compared to monotherapy. The efficacy results in multiple myeloma and other hematological malignancies are also encouraging. The adverse events like cytopenias were common as in other chemotherapy regimens.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 616. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Novel Therapy, excluding Transplantation Source Type: research
Conclusion. Due to the good toxicity profile and the oral administration, combined therapy with momelotinib and citarinostat may represent a promising novel therapeutic modality for hematological malignancies. The study is ongoing and further investigation is required.DisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 802. Chemical Biology and Experimental Therapeutics: Poster II Source Type: research
This study was approved by the institutional review board of Komaki City Hospital. We assessed the prevalence and trends of multiple measures of intensive EOL care established in the peer-reviewed literature. Intensive EOL care was defined as the occurrence of at least one of the following acts: 1) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the last 30 days of life, 2) intubation in the last 30 days of life, 3) intensive care unit (ICU) admission in the last 30 days of life, 4) chemotherapy use within the last 14 days of life, 5) receiving red cell transfusions within the 7 days before death, and 6) receiving platelet transfus...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 902. Health Services Research-Malignant Diseases: Poster I Source Type: research
Conclusions: This analysis represents the largest report of outcomes in patients who have received a CD34+ selected stem cell infusion without conditioning for GF. Negative donor/recipient CMV serostatus and sex matching predicted response. In responding patients, GF initially affecting
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 721. Clinical Allogeneic Transplantation: Conditioning Regimens, Engraftment, and Acute Transplant Toxicities: Comorbidity and Novel Strategies to Improve Graft Function Source Type: research
Conclusion: Combing AI "software" and the human expert "hardware" will allow for the quick delivery of comprehensive information needed for patient care that outperforms what either can achieve individually in the field of hematological disease.Figure1. Comparison of potential driver mutations between human curation and Watson for Genomics. The size of the gene symbol indicates the total number of mutations identifiedDisclosuresNo relevant conflicts of interest to declare.
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 902. Health Services Research-Malignant Diseases: Poster I Source Type: research
There is no standard therapy for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) refractory to hypomethylating agents (HMA) and the median overall survival (OS) of HMA-refractory MDS patients with IPSS Intermediate-2/High-risk MDS is ~6 months. Here, we present data from a phase 2 clinical trial of selinexor, an oral, first-in-class Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) compound that inhibits XPO1, in patients with MDS refractory to HMAs. XPO1 is the major nuclear export protein responsible for shuttling many key cellular regulators out of the nucleus and is overexpressed in many cancers. Preclinical studies of seline...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 637. Myelodysplastic Syndromes-Clinical Studies: Novel Therapeutics I Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study has established the responsiveness and MCID for both Part A and Part B of HM-PRO. The HM-PRO is capable of detecting small but clinically important changes in patients' HRQoL over time. The MCID for Part A based on SEM was 6.2 and for PART B 5.9 points. It would therefore be prudent, for practical reasons, to propose a MCID of '6' for the HM-PRO.DisclosuresOliva: Sanofi: Consultancy, Speakers Bureau; La Jolla: Consultancy; Amgen: Consultancy, Speakers Bureau; Celgene: Consultancy, Other: Royalties, Speakers Bureau; Janssen: Consultancy, Speakers Bureau; Novartis: Consultancy, Speakers Bureau. Ionova:...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 904. Outcomes Research-Malignant Conditions: Poster I Source Type: research
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