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Blinatumomab in Advanced Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A Brighter Therapeutic Outlook

NEW DRUGS that will improve the outcome of adult patients who develop a deadly disease such as acute leukemia are badly needed; combinations of cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs may have reached an upper limit of utility. Agents that eradicate leukemia by alternative mechanisms would be of...

lymphoma
myelodysplastic syndromes

Richard M. Stone, MD, on the SWOG S1117 Study

Richard M. Stone, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers his thoughts on abstract LBA-5, “A Randomized Phase II Study of Azacitidine Combined With Lenalidomide or With Vorinostat vs Azacitidine Monotherapy in Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia: North...

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Richard M. Stone, MD, on the UK NCRI AML17 Trial

Richard M. Stone, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers his thoughts on abstract 7, “A Randomized Comparison of Daunorubicin 90 mg/m2 vs 60 mg/m2 in AML Induction: Results From the UK NCRI AML17 Trial in 1206 Patients,” presented by Alan K. Burnett, MD. Time: 1:29

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Richard M. Stone, MD, on the SAL-SORAML Trial

Richard M. Stone, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers his thoughts on abstract 6,  "Sorafenib vs Placebo in Addition to Standard Therapy in Younger Patients With Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Results from 267 Patients Treated in the Randomized Placebo-Controlled SAL-Soraml Trial," ...

leukemia
myelodysplastic syndromes

James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, and Richard M. Stone, MD, on Clinical Trial Results for AML, MDS, and CMML Treatment

James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Richard M. Stone, MD of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss three clinical trials: different doses of daunorubicin for AML; comparing azacitidine plus lenolidomide to vorinostat vs azacitidine monotherapy in...

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James O. Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, and Richard M. Stone, MD, on Progress Made Against AML and APL

James. O Armitage, MD, FACP, FRCP, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Richard M. Stone, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discuss advances in treating acute myeloid leukemia and the acute promyelocytic leukema subtype.

Reflections from The ASCO Post

The editors gratefully acknowledge all contributors to The ASCO Post and thank the columnists who contributed to Volume 2, January–December 2011: Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP Richard Boxer, MD, FACS Carlton G. Brown, RN, PhD, AOCN Barrie R. Cassileth, PhD E. David Crawford, MD Emil J. Freireich, MD, ...

solid tumors
colorectal cancer

Colorectal Cancer: A Decade of Progress 

The 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium marked the 10th anniversary of the meeting. Richard M. Goldberg, MD, the Klotz Family Chair in Cancer Research, Professor of Medicine, and James Cancer Hospital Physician-in-Chief at The Ohio State University, looked back over the decade to highlight the...

hematologic malignancies

Take-Home Messages From the NCCN Hematologic Malignancies Conference 

As the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 8th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies was drawing to a close, The ASCO Post spoke with Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, about the themes of the meeting and the take-home messages for attendees and for our readers. Dr. Zelenetz is Vice Chair...

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Azacitidine Increased Median Overall Survival Among Patients Aged 65 and Older With > 30% Blasts

A multicenter, randomized, open-label, phase III trial among the difficult-to-treat population of patients aged aged 65 and older with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with > 30% bone marrow blasts “showed that azacitidine was associated with a clinically meaningful improvement” in median overall...

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Midostaurin: A New Standard of Care in Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Upfront treatment with midostaurin added to standard chemotherapy improved survival compared with placebo plus chemotherapy in high-risk patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) characterized by FLT3 mutations. No new drugs have been approved for AML since 1990, and midostaurin is the first...

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Richard M. Stone, MD, on AML: Results of the RATIFY Trial

Richard M. Stone, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses this international prospective study on the survival impact of midostaurin, a multikinase inhibitor, in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia with FLT3 mutations (Abstract 6).

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No Improvement in Complete Remission Rate With Cytarabine Plus Amonafide L-Malate vs Daunorubicin in Secondary AML

In a phase III trial reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Stone et al found that the combination of cytarabine and amonafide L-malate, a DNA intercalator and non–ATP-dependent topoisomerase II inhibitor, did not improve complete remission rate compared with cytarabine plus...

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