How We Mark Time and How Time Marks Us
Dr. Gotlib discusses the road to approval of midostaurin for the treatment of advanced systemic mastocytosis.
A Randomized Trial in a Rare Cancer: Targeting CD30 in Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma Yields Therapeutic Dividends
Dr. Roberts discusses a trial that looks at new therapies to be tested for the treatment of a rare cancer, cutaneous T cell lymphoma.
Patients with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) typically come to clinical attention with symptoms of bone marrow failure in the absence of any prior hematologic condition. In many such patients, the diagnosis is sudden and unexpected, without any significant prodrome. The generally poor prognosis of AML and the decades-long impasse in generating effective therapeutic strategies other than conventional antracycline and cytarabine-based (“3+7”) induction chemotherapy has spurred intense investigation of its molecular and cellular origins. Pioneering work by numerous investigators led to an early understanding of the genetics of AML, particularly the identification of recurrent chromosomal abnormalities and mutations in the genes FLT3 and NPM1. However, it is only with the recent implementation of massively parallel next-generation DNA sequencing that the full spectrum of mutations in AML has been defined.
September-October 2017Volume 14, Issue 5
A new Compendium providing updated clinical information to "Ask the Hematologist" articles published in The Hematologist from 2010 to 2015 is now available.
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