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Hematologic Malignancies

Hematologic Malignancies

This session at ONS reviewed treatment options for CLL and the issues associated with bone marrow transplantation in eligible patients.

For patients with advanced follicular lymphoma, a treatment strategy of rituximab induction was the most cost-effective approach compared with watch and wait.

Patients with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma who have a negative PET finding after 3 cycles of chemotherapy have a good prognosis without undergoing radiotherapy.

Researchers have found immunologic evidence that simian virus 40 (SV40) may be associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

With each passing year, chemotherapy is less and less a focus of interest. Instead, the focus is on the abundance of exciting new biologic and targeted agents that are bulldozing the therapeutic landscape in the lymphomas and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Results from a small study suggest that treatment with interferon alpha 2a could help chronic myeloid leukemia patients discontinue imatinib treatment.

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