The Blood Podcast summarizes content recently published in Blood the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field of hematology.
Very long-term follow-up of FCR therapy for CLL, risk assessment of KMT2A-rearranged B-cell precursor ALL in adults; anti-myeloma therapy using antibodies armed with B-BiTEs
On this week's episode we’ll discuss the findings from a long-term follow up study of fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab in IGHV-mutated CLL, learn more about the impact of genetic alterations and minimal residual disease in adults with KMT2A-rearranged B-cell precursor ALL, and discuss a pre-clinical study of reinforced immunotherapy for myeloma using a new bispecific antibody-based approach.
Fractionated gemtuzumab ozagamicin Dosing in Elderly AML Patients; Loss-of-function of ENT3 drives histiocytosis; Alternative splicing of CD20 5’-UTR in B-lymphomas
In this week's episode we'll discuss if fractionated dosing of gemtuzumab ozogamicin provide additional benefit over a single dose in older adults with AML. Then, we'll consider how the loss-of-function of ENT3 drives histiocytosis. Researchers describe a novel pathway leading to histiocytosis that involves hyperactivation of TLR-MAPKinase signaling. This suggests a potential benefit of MAPKinase -directed targeted therapy in a range of histocytoses. Finally we'll discuss unraveling resistance mechanisms to anti-CD20 treatments in B-cell malignancies. Through alternative splicing, the MS4A1 gene encoding human CD20 generates multiple mRNA isoforms with distinct 5’ untranslated regions.
Review Series on RNA Therapeutics in Hematology
In this bonus episode of Blood Podcast, Coordinating Editor, Dr. Jason Gotlib is joined by Drs. Sioban Keel, Margaret Ragni, and Andoni Echaniz-Laguna to discuss the Review Series on RNA Therapeutics in Hematology. The series highlights areas in which RNA therapeutics are most advanced: acute hepatic porphyria, transthyretin amyloidosis, and hemophilia.
Prognostic significance of splicing factor gene mutations in AML; therapy resistance in multiple myeloma; the effects of KIT ligand deletion on HSC homeostasis
In this week's episode we’ll discuss the prognostic significance of splicing factor gene mutations in newly diagnosed AML, learn more about the findings from a multi-omics study of therapy resistance in multiple myeloma, and discuss the effects of KIT ligand deletion on systemic KIT levels and hematopoietic stem cell homeostasis.
Targeting prostacyclin to inhibit platelet activation; MRD-tailored myeloma maintenance; AREG and HSC function in DNA damage repair deficiency and aging
In this week's episode we'll see how targeting the prostacyclin receptor is a promising strategy for regulating hemostasis and thrombosis. Then, we'll learn how new evidence indicates that the progression rate is low in MRD-negative myeloma patients who discontinue post-transplant lenalidomide and dexamethasone maintenance therapy after 2 years. Finally we'll discuss how amphiregulin from leptin receptor-positive niche cells in the bone marrow mediates crosstalk between the niche and hematopoietic stem cells under conditions of DNA repair deficiency and aging.
Lenalinomide plus rituximab for elderly patients with DLBCL, platelet GP6-mediated neutrophil recruitment in acute lung injury, and the role of AXL3 in mantle cell lymphoma.
In this week's episode, we discuss the findings from a phase 2 study of lenalinomide plus rituximab in elderly frail patients with DLBCL, learn more about platelet GP6-mediated neutrophil recruitment in early stages of acute lung injury, and discuss a newly identified isoform of the tyrosine kinase AXL, termed AXL3, in mantle cell lymphoma.
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