Latest Research on the Intensity of AML Therapy in Older Patients, Platelets and T cell Activity in Sepsis, and Genotyping for CNS Lymphoma
In this week's episode, we’ll start by reviewing an intriguing study that, while not randomized, calls into question whether less-intensive induction therapies provide a survival or quality of life benefit in older patients with AML. Next, we will review the somewhat surprising findings from human and mouse model studies demonstrating that platelets downregulate T cell activity during sepsis, a finding that is associated with reduced survival. We will close with a report on a targeted genotyping approach that could reduce diagnostic and treatment delays in patients with primary CNS lymphoma.
First on today’s podcast, we’ll review results of a randomized phase 2 study demonstrating that inhibition of ROCK2 with belumosudil is well tolerated and effective in patients with steroid-refractory graft-versus-host disease. Next, we’ll review the work of researchers who have uncovered new...
All four studies included in this podcast present preliminary data with modest numbers of patients, and therefore, the findings should be interpreted with these limitations. Likewise, the impact of specific strains and waning antibody levels after COVID-19 vaccination will require further...