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NCCN Hematology Congress

New York, NY—The era of personalized medicine is progressing. At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, WA, and at other centers, patients with intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are now being tested for 3 molecular markers that predict prognosis.
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New York, NY—Several advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to Susan O’Brien, MD, Chief, Acute Leukemia Section at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
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New York, NY—Evidence suggests that maintenance therapy, as well as initiation of therapy for newly diagnosed follicular lymphoma, can be delayed in asymptomatic patients with low tumor burden, according to Andrew Zelenetz, MD, Chief of Lymphoma Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.
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Thalidomide (Thalomid), lenalidomide (Revlimid), and bortezomib (Velcade) have all shown benefit in the maintenance setting, said Steven Devine, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, during the recent National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 6th Congress on Hematologic Malignancies.
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