NCCN Hematologic Malignancies News

San Francisco, CA—Therapies targeting immune responses against solid tumors have led to dramatic improvements in outcomes, but the role for immunotherapy in the treatment of acute leukemia is still being defined.
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San Francisco, CA—After nearly 40 years of negligible drug development, in 2017 the FDA approved 4 drugs for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). These novel therapies have been shown to decrease relapse rates, improve response rates in patients with specific mutations, and reduce short- and long-term adverse reactions asso­ciated with current treatment strategies.
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San Francisco, CA—Recent advances in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma have dramatically altered the trajectory of the disease, as providers now have several efficacious agents in various drug classes at their disposal. At the 2017 NCCN Hematologic Malignancies Congress, Shaji K. Kumar, MD, Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, provided management strategies for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, including the role of autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT) and posttransplant maintenance therapy.
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