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NCCN 2022 Hematologic Malignancies

Updated results from the ECHELON-1 clinical trial showed that the combination of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris; BV) plus doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (AVD) as first-line therapy improves overall survival (OS) in patients with stage III-IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma compared with standard therapy with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD). “It is a great honor and privilege to present updated results that are quite remarkable in untreated, advanced stage lymphoma,” said David J. Straus, MD, Attending Physician, Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, speaking at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2022 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies.
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The treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has entered a new era, with the use of more potent therapies, such as targeted agents and venetoclax (Venclexta). The advent of these newer therapies raises important issues that are yet to be clarified, said Daniel A. Pollyea, MD, MS, Clinical Director, Leukemia Services; Robert H Allen, MD Chair in Hematology Research; and Professor, Hematology, University of Colorado Blood Disorders and Cell Therapies Center, Anschutz, during a session on evolving concepts and management strategies for AML at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 2022 Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies.
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