Recent Updates in Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia With Morie Gertz, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In January 2022, Dr. Morie Gertz, Professor and Chair of General Internal Medicine at the May Clinic in Minnesota, served as faculty for the Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) session of the Oncology Data AdvisorTM Hematologic Malignancies Symposium. With several significant updates in the treatment and management of WM since then, Dr. Gertz sat down with Oncology Data Advisor again to share all that has occurred in this evolving field.  
Staying Up To Date On Treatment of Myelofibrosis With John Mascarenhas, MD
Lyn Brook
Expert Analysis
Myelofibrosis is a rare myeloproliferative neoplasm characterized by the buildup of scar tissue in the bone marrow, leading to decreased erythropoiesis, progressive bone marrow failure, and anemia. Currently, the discovery of the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway's role in the pathogenesis of myelofibrosis is transforming the landscape with novel agents that improve patients' outcomes. However, correctly diagnosing and managing this disease using novel therapies and strategies remains challenging for clinicians.  
Understanding Clonal Hematopoiesis in Hematologic Malignancies With Rahul Banerjee, MD, Jeremy Meier, MD, and Samuel Rubinstein, MD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Dr. Jeremy Meier and Dr. Samuel Rubinstein of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill are the first and senior author, respectively, of a recently published review paper entitled Game of Clones: Diverse Implications for Clonal Hematopoiesis in Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma. In this interview for Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Oncology Data Advisor's Editorial Board member Dr. Rahul Banerjee speaks with Dr. Meier and Dr. Rubinstein about their work in this area and the future of clonal hematopoiesis research in hematologic malignancies.
Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Exploring Patient-Reported Outcomes With Rahul Banerjee, MD, FACP, and Ajay Major, MD, MBA
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
Recently, Dr. Rahul Banerjee, Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and Editorial Board member for Oncology Data Advisor, spoke with Dr. Ajay Major, Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado, in a live interview discussion in honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Banerjee and Dr. Major engaged in a riveting conversation about the role of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in lymphoma and myeloma, including how to interpret them and how to include them when designing research.  
Caring for Patients Receiving CAR T-Cell Therapy With Joshua Sasine, MD, PhD
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
In this interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Joshua Sasine, Hematologist-Oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses the factors that make patients suitable candidates for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, strategies to minimize the unique toxicities associated with these treatments, and the future of the use of CAR T-cell therapy in the outpatient setting.  
Determining Patient Selection for CAR T-Cell Therapy in Multiple Myeloma With Beth Faiman, PhD, CNP
Keira Smith
Expert Analysis
While chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T–cell therapy has revolutionized the treatment landscape for multiple myeloma, the high demand for these efficacious therapies has made patient selection a challenge. At the recent International Myeloma Society Annual Meeting, Beth Faiman, a Nurse Practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic, presented a poster about a clinical factor scoring system that she and her colleagues have developed to aid in these decisions. In this follow-up interview with Oncology Data Advisor, Dr. Faiman explains how this innovative system works and the next steps to validate it and implement it into practice in the future.  

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