Data presented at the 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I add to the growing body of evidence to suggest that people with cancer have more severe outcomes when infected with SARS-CoV-2 than those without cancer.
Receipt of the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine may reduce the risk for developing lung cancer, suggests a secondary analysis of a clinical trial conducted in American–Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Women with infertility have a significantly higher risk than those without for both hormonal and nonhormonal cancers, but the absolute risk in both groups is low, shows an analysis of US insurance claims data.
A systematic review of consensus recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with cancer shows agreement in some areas, but highlights the need for further research into topics for which discrepancies exist.
The 2-year follow-up results from the phase I/II ZUMA-1 trial of patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma show that the chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy axicabtagene ciloleucel remains efficacious and manageable in the long term.
Combining ibrutinib rather than chlorambucil with obinutuzumab significantly improves progression-free survival in previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, phase III study data show.
Heavily pretreated adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma respond well to treatment with the chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy tisagenlecleucel, show results of the pivotal JULIET trial.
Patients with follicular lymphoma who achieve a positron emission tomography-determined complete response to induction immunochemotherapy have a significantly better prognosis than those with a non-complete response, research shows.
The oral, dual inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase-δ and –γ duvelisib significantly delays disease progression or death compared with ofatumumab in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma, data from the DUO trial show.
Mel Greaves (Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK) discusses his proposed theory for the etiology of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia, in which early microbial exposure plays a key role (10:21).
Adding lomustine to standard chemotherapy with idarubicin and cytarabine significantly improves survival in fit older patients with favorable- or intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia, phase III trial data show.
This month we round-up four hematologic cancer trials, two looking at treatment options for older and younger patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, and two evaluating treatments for smoldering and relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Read on to find out more.
Persistent disease-associated mutations detected in the bone marrow 30 days after stem cell transplantation are associated with an increased risk for disease progression among patients with myelodysplastic syndrome, research shows.
Levofloxacin prophylaxis significantly reduces the risk for bacteremia among children receiving intensive chemotherapy for acute leukemia, but not among those undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, study data show.