Hematologic Oncology | Specialty

The OncLive Hematology Oncology condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on various hematologic malignancies, including leukemias, lymphomas, myeloproliferative neoplasms, multiple myeloma, and much more. This section features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on unmet needs, treatment advances, and ongoing research in hematologic cancers.

ASH 2010: Brentuximab Vedotin Produces High Response Rate in Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

March 9th 2011

An investigational drug known as brentuximab vedotin (SGN-35) achieved dramatic responses in a pivotal phase II study involving younger patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma.

ASH 2010: Bosutinib Shows Promise as First-line Treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

March 9th 2011

Bosutinib (SKI-606) seems poised to join the tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) imatinib (Gleevec), dasatinib (Sprycel), and nilotinib (Tasigna) as a first-line therapy option for patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia in the chronic phase.

ASH 2010: Multiple Benefits Observed for Bortezomib in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma Patients

March 9th 2011

In patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are candidates for transplant, bortezomib (Velcade) achieved high complete response (CR) rates during induction, delayed disease progression, and improved overall survival (OS).

Dr. Pearlstone on Technological Challenges

March 8th 2011

ASH 2010: Brentuximab Showing Promise as Hodgkin Lymphoma Therapy

March 8th 2011

An investigational drug known as brentuximab vedotin (SGN-35) achieved dramatic responses in a phase II study of younger patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who had no other treatment options

Priming the Pipeline: 5 New Drugs in Works

March 7th 2011

There's been a flurry of activity in recent weeks when it comes to oncology drug filings at the FDA. While every application is unique, the agency is required to decide within 60 days whether a new drug application (NDA) will move forward for a full review.

John Theurer Cancer Center Opens New Comprehensive Facility

March 4th 2011

The John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, one of the largest cancer centers in the United States

Challenges in Treating Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia

March 4th 2011

Practicing clinicians and healthcare administrators face many challenges in treating cancer patients, including management of chemotherapy-induced anemia.

Biology and Management of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

March 4th 2011

Recent statistics show lymphoid malignancies to be the fifth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Takes on a Tough Opponent:Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

March 4th 2011

Author of six bestselling books, a television and film actor, and a filmmaker; Abdul-Jabbar is gaining fame for a role he never wanted: that of a chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patient.

Interview With Siddhartha Mukherjee, Author of The Emperor of All Maladies

March 4th 2011

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, discusses his book The Emperor of All Maladies.

Tasigna Moves to the Front-Line in CML

March 4th 2011

The FDA approved Tasigna (nilotinib) as a first-line treatment for patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia- chromosome positive (Ph ) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), the first new drug approved for this indication in nearly a decade.

Therapy Class Review: Blood Modifiers

March 2nd 2011

In reviewing the therapeutic category of blood modifiers, there are 3 areas of focus

Comorbid Diabetes Increases Risk of Listeria

March 2nd 2011

Patients with cancer and comorbid type 2 diabetes have 5 times the risk of contracting listeria, a rare bacterial illness caused by eating contaminated food.

Flash Findings: Cancer Facts: August 12, 2010

August 12th 2010

A collection of cancer statistics and facts

Five-year Follow-Up of 300 Patients Treated with Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituximab as Initial Therapy of CLL

July 8th 2010

Final results for the complete cohort of 300 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) receiving the FCR (fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab)regimen were presented at this year%u2019s American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.

Bio-Buzz: Advances in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

July 6th 2010

Treatment advances focus on the potential use of Bortezomib and Lenalidomide in the front-line setting to improve patients' response rates.

Stanford Researchers Lock on to Novel Leukemia Treatment Target

May 24th 2010

Stanford University School of Medicine investigators may have discovered a new chemotherapy target for a deadly form of leukemia. A molecular signal, glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3), known to regulate cell growth appears to play a %u201Cdouble agent%u201D role.

50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

January 27th 2009

Highlights from the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.