Prof Giuseppe Saglio of the University of Turin and San Luigi Gonzaga Hospital in Italy on nilotinib as a new standard of care for chronic myeloid leukaemia. ASH President Nancy Berliner of Brigham & Women's Hospital adds her thoughts.
Jorge Cortes of M. D. Anderson Cancer Center on three different ASH papers by his group looking at alternatives to standard imatinib in CML. Jane Apperley of Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, reflects on these, and discusses strategies for dealing with imatinib resistance.
OT Broadcast News Scientific Editor George Canellos of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on what some were jokingly calling a re-run of World War II that took place in the Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma session: R-CHOP 14 vs R-CHOP 21 in elderly patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Andrzej Jakubowiak of the University of Michigan discusses a 4-drug regimen to treat newly diagnosed multiple myeloma....Ruben Niesvizky of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City on the novel proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib, used in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone to treat relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. OT interviewers: Peter Goodwin and Sarah Maxwell.