ASH: Research revises classification of acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome

Results from a study conducted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Munich Leukemia Laboratory were presented today as a late-breaking abstract at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting. The study integrates genomic and transcriptomic sequencing to provide the most detailed classification of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) to date.

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Small Mutations Identified through Deep DNA Sequencing for AML and MDS

Deep DNA sequencing analysis conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators examining genomic differences within tumors for prediction of disease relapse in certain hematologic malignancies has identified small mutations. These may help further guide treatment decision making for patients.

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Yale Cancer Center study suggests new approaches needed to manage ibrutinib-related toxicities in CLL patients

New findings by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers show that as the use of the drug ibrutinib climbs in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), so do the rates of patients who stop taking the drug.

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Yale Cancer Center researchers show promising new treatment for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

A new study by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers suggests that the drug venetoclax aids therapy for relapsed/refractory myelodysplastic syndromes, especially when paired with azacytidine.

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Genomic features of AML in patients over age 60 can predict success of bone marrow stem cell transplant, research shows

For older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the prospects for success of a stem cell transplant can often be predicted based on the particular set of genetic mutations within the tumor cells, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other research centers will report today at the ASH Annual Meeting.

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Likelihood of Prenatal Screening for Blood Disorders Varies Between Type of Healthcare Provider

A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigator and other collaborators examined prenatal screening practices for blood disorders between different types of care providers and found different variations in prenatal guidance.

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Addition of Post-Transplant Chemotherapy to Standard Immune Treatment Shows Increase of Allogeneic Transplant Patients in Remission

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators compared outcomes for allogeneic stem cell transplant patients when post-transplant cyclophosphamide (PCy) was added as part of standard treatment than if standard treatment was given alone. Results showed an increase in the number of patients who were free of disease and off immunosuppression at one-year in the PCy cohort.

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Moffitt’s Top Blood Cancer Research Highlighted at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

Moffitt Cancer Center, a leader in the clinical care and research of blood malignancies, will present its top clinical research at the 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Dec. 7-10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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Calcium Signaling Identified as Exploitable Target in Addressing Drug Resistance to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

Gene expression profiling and other analyses conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researchers and colleagues examining drug resistance to a common antibody therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma have identified calcium signaling as a novel and exploitable target in overcoming this treatment obstacle. Results are being presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

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