Evaluating Symptoms and Treatment Options for Myelofibrosis: Alice Lynn, ANP, and Dawn Urbanovsky, RN, BSN, OCN®

Myelofibrosis, a myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by bone marrow fibrosis, cytopenias, and extramedullary hematopoiesis, is a very challenging disease to treat, with patients experiencing progressive symptoms that can negatively impact their quality of life. In this excerpt of the transcript from their nursing continuing professional development (NCPD)-approved activity, Nursing Management of Myelofibrosis: Controlling Symptoms and Optimizing Patient Quality of Life, Alice Lynn, ANP, an...

Knowledge Gaps Revealed in Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

Waldenström macroglobulinemia is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder, with an estimated 1,500 new cases reported in the United States each year. This malignancy, which accounts for 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, is characterized by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration and the presence of serum monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM). It is important for health care professionals involved in the care of patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia to remain up to date in their knowledge of risk stra...

Subcutaneous Daratumumab for Light Chain Amyloidosis: Efstathios Kastritis, MD

Recently, the FDA approved subcutaneous daratumumab in combination with bortezomib/cyclophosphamide/dexamethasone (VCd) for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed amyloid light chain (AL) amyloidosis. In this interview, Efstathios Kastritis, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Therapeutics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and senior author of ANDROMEDA (NCT03201965), the study on which the approval was based, discusses the challenges of treating patients with AL...

Lisocabtagene Maraleucel Approved for Relapsed/Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphomas

The FDA has approved lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi®, Juno Therapeutics) for patients with relapsed/refractory large B-cell lymphomas, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) not otherwise specified (including DCBLC transformed from indolent lymphoma), high-grade B-cell lymphoma, primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma, and grade 3B follicular lymphoma, who have progressive disease following at least two prior lines of systemic therapy. Lisocabtagene maraleucel is not indicated for patie...

Umbralisib Approved for Marginal Zone Lymphoma and Follicular Lymphoma

The FDA has granted accelerated approval to umbralisib (Ukoniq™, TG Therapeutics) for patients with relapsed/refractory marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) and relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma (FL). Umbralisib is a dual inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (Pi3K) delta and casein kinase-1 epsilon that has achieved meaningful clinical activity in the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory MZL and relapsed/refractory FL. The safety profile was manageable, with a low incidence of...

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