In this week’s episode, we will learn more about the use of high-dose post-transplant cyclophosphamide in matched unrelated donors versus HLA haploidentical grafts, review prognostic factors and outcomes from the largest cohort of patients with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma reported to date, and look at a study that suggests that high molecular weight kininogen contributes to acetaminophen-induced liver injury.
Published 07/22/21
In this week's episode, our studies include an analysis of thrombosis in pediatric patients with COVID-19, the predictive value of the CLL-international prognostic index in monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis and Rai 0 stage CLL, and results from a phase 2 trial in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients treated with frontline carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone with autologous stem cell transplant.
Published 07/15/21
In this week's episode, we will review a study that addresses the issue of reconstitution of immunity to cytomegalovirus in transplant patients receiving the antiviral drug letermovir, learn more about the role extracellular vesicles play in forming a tumor supportive stromal cell niche in follicular lymphoma, and finally, look at a report identifying a mechanism that couples the treatment of acute ischemic stroke with tissue plasminogen activator to the development of intracerebral hemorrhage.
Published 07/08/21
Today’s podcast is a special edition that focuses exclusively on VEXAS syndrome, a newly identified adult-onset inflammatory syndrome with associated hematologic manifestations. VEXAS syndrome is a poor-prognosis disease caused by somatic mutations in the X-linked gene, UBA1. It was first reported by Beck and colleagues in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2020.
Published 07/01/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a study that uses a combination of mouse models to identify IL-19 as a potent cytokine capable of promoting expansion and proliferation of neutrophils, examine the effects of targeted therapies on autoimmune cytopenia in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and learn about the mechanism of excessive complement activation caused by mutations in factor H-related protein 1 in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Published 06/24/21
In this week’s episode, we will review the role of the hypoxia pathway in regulating neutrophil migration, explore the relationship between endothelial extracellular vesicles and the hemostatic effects of clotting Factor VIIa, and finally look at long-term outcomes with the BTK-inhibitor acalabrutinib in treatment-naive chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.
Published 06/17/21
Platelets are critical for hemostasis and thrombosis, but recent research highlights their role in many other processes, including inflammation, wound healing, and lymphangiogenesis. In this episode, Drs. José López, Elisabeth Battinelli, Craig Williams, and Owen McCarty discuss the review series on platelets and cancer. The series focuses on the emerging role of platelets in cancer, influencing tumor growth and metastasis, immune evasion, and tumor angiogenesis. The reviews present the...
Published 06/10/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a study demonstrating low rates of response to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, review a study looking at associations between post-transplantation cyclophosphamide and cytomegalovirus infection according to donor source, and look at new research indicating that abnormal venous calf muscle pump function in the legs is a risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and predictor of all-cause mortality.
Published 06/10/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a study in sickle cell disease patients reporting abnormal retention of mitochondria in circulating red cells and elevated mitochondrial DNA in plasma, learn more about the fate of FLT3-ITD clones in AML patients treated with midostaurin, and look at a study showing, for the first time, that selected elderly patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma benefit from modification of standard myeloma treatment based on the level of frailty.
Published 06/03/21
In this week’s episode we will review a phase 1 clinical trial looking at novel fully humanized BCMA-targeting CAR in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, discuss a plenary paper reporting that different lymph nodes from patients with follicular lymphoma often have distinct clones, and finally, examine a Letter to Blood reporting high levels of markers of complement activation in plasma during quiescent phases in catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome patients.
Published 05/27/21
In this week’s episode, we will examine the prognostic significance of co-mutations in IDH-mutated AML, explore an alternative method of warfarin monitoring, and finally, consider the role of tumor suppressor TP53 in determining response to venetoclax and related agents.
Published 05/20/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a randomized phase 3 study of patients with high-risk peripheral T-cell lymphoma that compares results from autologous versus allogeneic stem cell transplant during consolidation, look at a report that examines the significance of ABO-incompatible platelet transfusion on outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage, and learn about how immune dysregulation mediated by tumor interferon signaling and myeloid-derived suppressor cells is associated with...
Published 05/13/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a prospective study suggesting that eculizumab discontinuation based on complement genetics is a reasonable and safe strategy in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, examine a study that provides new insights into resistance mechanisms and immune evasion in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and finally look at a research article describing a new disorder associated with variants in the TLR8 gene that is characterized by neutropenia,...
Published 05/06/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a study that focuses on the morphologic alterations of stored red blood cells, learn more about how T-cell activation profiles distinguish hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and early sepsis, and, finally, look at a report that describes how the WNT signaling pathway is involved in sclerodermatous chronic graft-versus-host disease and can be blocked by available therapeutics.
Published 04/29/21
In this week’s episode, we consider the role of MYC and BCL2 copy number variants in double-hit diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, explore megakaryocyte-biased stem cells in JAK2-mutated myeloproliferative neoplasms, and finally, we look at long-term outcomes with emicizumab prophylaxis in patients with hemophilia, which are even better than in the first reports.
Published 04/22/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a manuscript that describes a novel inherited bone marrow failure syndrome associated with defective clearance of formaldehyde by hematopoietic stem cells, learn about the first large scale analysis of the association between cancer-specific mutations in cancer cells and the incidence of cancer-specific thrombosis, and explore results from a large screening study examining the incidence and progression of monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis in families with...
Published 04/15/21
In this week’s episode, we discuss recent studies providing new insights on the use of minimal residual disease measurements to guide treatment in patients with high-risk ALL; the increasing risk of venous thromboembolism among patients with cancer; and the use of tocilizumab in the prophylaxis of acute graft versus host disease.
Published 04/08/21
In this week’s episode, we will learn more about the feasibility of combining IDH inhibitors with intensive chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed IDH-mutant AML, review a phenotypic and functional analysis of the inflammatory infiltrate in the Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis lesion, and discuss the results of a Phase 3 trial in patients with hemophilia A evaluating prophylactic factor replacement therapy targeting two different Factor VIII trough levels for prevention of bleeds.
Published 04/01/21
In this week’s episode, we look at the role of a previously unidentified variant of DNA methyltransferase 1 as a determinant of beta-thalessemia phenotype, report on the association of vascular thromboembolism in cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, and finally we explore preclinical models of acute erythroid leukemia using CRISPR/Cas 9 hematopoietic genome editing.
Published 03/25/21
In this week’s episode, will review a study that looks at primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the central nervous system comparing tumor biologic features associated with Epstein-Barr virus, examine the functions of regulatory T cells in thrombus resolution in a mouse model, and learn more about subsequent malignant neoplasms in treated pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Published 03/18/21
Diagnosis and treatment of acquired hemolytic anemia can be challenging. In this How I Treat series, edited by Mario Cazzola, clinical experts discuss their approaches to the treatment of patients with 4 different classes of acquired hemolytic anemia.
Published 03/11/21
In this week’s episode, we will review recent studies providing new insights on frontline use of checkpoint inhibitors in classical Hodgkin lymphoma, immune escape mechanisms in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and the role of SRP54 mutations in congenital neutropenia.
Published 03/11/21
In this week’s episode, we will review a study that provides further evidence of poor prognosis in patients with multiple myeloma who have “double hit” mutations targeting TP53, examine the early use of BCR-ABL1 kinetics to predict the likelihood of treatment free remission in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia receiving tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and learn more about a direct causative link between IL-18 with arrythmias and myocardial fibrosis in sickle cell cardiomyopathy.
Published 03/04/21
In this week’s episode, we will learn more about pre-clinical work that aims to identify optimal immunotargets for treatment of pediatric AML, report on a novel path for subcutaneous administration of Factor 8, and highlight the performance characteristics of the platelet factor 4-dependent p-selectin expression assay for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Published 02/25/21
In this week’s episode, we will learn about the cost effectiveness of caplacizumab in acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, review outcomes of a phase 2 trial of pomalidomide in subjects failing prior therapy of chronic graft-versus-host disease, and examine results of a phase 1/2 study looking at the use of ibrutinib and obinutuzimab plus venetoclax in patients with mantle-cell lymphoma.
Published 02/18/21