2013 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting*

December 7-10, 2013; New Orleans, Louisiana
CCO’s Independent Conference Coverage of the 2013 American Society of Hematology annual meeting includes Capsule Summaries of key studies plus expert analyses of new clinical trial findings with downloadable highlights slidesets. Topics include chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other B-cell malignancies, chronic myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes and acute leukemias, and multiple myeloma.

Multiple Myeloma


Refractory patients previously treated with PIs, IMiDs, or both showed ORRs above 65%.

Released: December 9, 2013

Ixazomib, either alone or in combination with dexamethasone, produced a PR or better in approximately one third of patients with relapsed MM and limited previous exposure to bortezomib in this phase II trial.

Released: December 9, 2013

Continuous lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone significantly extended PFS and OS in transplantation-ineligible patients with newly diagnosed MM.

Released: December 11, 2013

Adding afuresertib to bortezomib and dexamethasone may overcome bortezomib resistance.

Released: December 12, 2013

Anti-CD38 antibody at ≥ 10 mg/kg achieved an ORR of 30.9% in patients with CD38+ hematologic malignancies.

Released: December 11, 2013

Long-term outcome of patients presenting with renal failure significantly improved with bortezomib-based induction and maintenance therapy vs vincristine/thalidomide regimen with fewer discontinuations of maintenance therapy due to toxicity.

Released: December 12, 2013

This final analysis confirms previously demonstrated significant PFS and OS benefits with POM plus LoDEX vs high-dose dexamethasone in a patient population with relapsed/refractory MM. High‐risk cytogenetics did not impact median PFS for patients receiving POM plus LoDEX. In this heavily pretreated population, 9% of POM plus LoDEX patients had a duration of therapy (DoT) > 12 months.

Released: December 11, 2013

In this phase I/II study, twice-weekly dosing of ixazomib in combination with lenalidomide/dexamethasone was feasible and active

Released: December 13, 2013

Despite similar response rates and survival, MPR had a worse safety profile compared with CPR and Rd, including higher rates of hematologic adverse events, in this phase III trial.

Released: December 12, 2013

When used in both induction and consolidation, combination carfilzomib/thalidomide/dexamethasone produced responses in 96% of patients, including very good PR or better in 84%.

Released: December 11, 2013
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