The Blood Podcast summarizes content recently published in Blood the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field of hematology.
Ticagrelor in pediatric sickle cell disease, UBA1 translation impacts severity of VEXAS syndrome, and T-cell immunity and chemotherapy response in ALL
In this week’s episode we’ll learn more about the negative findings from the phase three trial of ticagrelor for preventing vaso-occlusive crises in children with sickle cell disease, discuss how residual cytoplasmic UBA1 contributes to the pathogenesis of VEXAS syndrome, and learn more about the impact of host T-cell immunity in the response to chemotherapy in pediatric ALL.
Race affects treatment outcomes in iTTP, 2022 ELN AML recommendations, and a comprehensive MRD assessment in MCL
In this week’s episode we’ll take a quick look at the latest European Leukemia Net recommendations for the diagnosis and management of acute myeloid leukemia. We’ll also describe a comprehensive analysis of a phase 3 trial indicating that MRD is a strong outcome predictor over the entire natural history of mantle cell lymphoma, setting the stage for potential risk stratification tools that may be suitable for MRD-guided treatment. We'll also look at a large US registry study demonstrating that black patients with idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura had a shorter time to relapse and less response to rituximab compared to white patients. These findings suggest a potential need for closer monitoring, early retreatment, and alternative treatments.
The International Consensus Classification: An interview with Drs. Daniel Arber and Elias Campo
In this bonus episode, we’re delighted to have Dr. Dan Arber from the University of Chicago and Dr. Elias Campo from the University of Barcelona. With members of the Clinical Advisory Committee, Drs. Arber and Campo led efforts to develop the new International Consensus Classification for what we refer to as the ICC.
Tranexamic acid prophylaxis in heme malignancies, N-glycosylation as a therapeutic vulnerability in CALR-mutant MPN, and myocardial fibrosis in sickle cell anemia
In this week’s episode we’ll discuss the efficacy of tranexamic acid prophylaxis in patients with hematological malignancies, learn more about N-glycosylation as a therapeutic vulnerability in CALR-mutant MPN, and discuss how early initiation of disease-modifying therapy may be able to reduce myocardial fibrosis in sickle cell anemia.
Rest alleviates T-cell exhaustion by bispecific antibodies, exercise vs desmopressin in mild hemophilia A, and targeting MDM2 to enhance antileukemia immunity after transplant
Sutimlimab vs placebo in cold agglutinin disease, the impact of etoposide versus auto-transplant in PTCL, and the role of pulmonary NETs in sickle cell disease
In this week’s episode, we review results of a randomized, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial demonstrating that targeted inhibition of C1s with the monoclonal antibody sutimlimab is effective and well tolerated in non-transfusion-dependent patients with cold agglutinin disease. We’ll also review a population-based study evaluating the impact of adding either etoposide or autologous stem cell transplantation to CHOP in young and fit patients with peripheral T cell lymphomas. Finally, we’ll review a paper that elucidates a mechanism of lung injury in sickle cell disease. It involves gasdermin-D-dependent production of neutrophil extracellular traps in the liver, which travel intravascularly to the lung, where they promote occlusion of the pulmonary microcirculation.
Please podcast detailed narratives of clinical review articles and how I treat series. For busy hematologists, pressure of electric records taking away time for self education, catching up on latest articles while driving is a welcome relief.
Needs to be delivered conversationally or w/ dedicated interviews w/ authors (e.g. NEJM this week pod).
Needs to be more interesting
It is great information but it needs to be presented in a more engaging fashion ( maybe conversational vs just reading the data results). Some episodes put me to sleep