Newswise — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers will present more than 40 research studies at the 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting on December 7-10 in Orlando, Fla. Dana-Farber is home to one of the largest and most respected treatment centers for patients with disorders of the blood and bone marrow. ASH is the world's most comprehensive hematology event, attracting more than 25,000 hematology professionals from around the world.

Scientific updates to be presented at ASH reveal potentially practice changing findings related to stem cell transplant, multiple myeloma, and leukemia treatment. Notable oral presentations by Dana-Farber researchers include:

Title: Genetic Alterations at Diagnosis Predict Outcome of AML Patients Age 60 or Older Undergoing Allogeneic Transplantation in First Remission

Abstract: 48

Author: R. Coleman Lindsley, MD, PhD

Session time: Saturday, December 7, 8:45 a.m. EST


Title: AMG 701 Potently Induces Anti-Multiple Myeloma (MM) Functions of T Cells and IMiDs Further Enhance Its Efficacy to Prevent MM Relapse In Vivo

Abstract: 135

Author: Yu-Tzu Tai, PhD

Session time: Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.


Title: A Phase 1 Dose-Escalation Study of Adding Venetoclax to a Reduced Intensity Conditioning (RIC) Regimen Prior to Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Patients with High Risk Myeloid Malignancies

Abstract: 258

Author: Jacqueline Garcia, MD

Session time: Saturday, December 7, 3:15 p.m.


Title: Phase II Trial of the Combination of Ixazomib, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone in High-Risk Smoldering Multiple Myeloma

Abstract: 580

Author: Mark Bustoros, MD

Session time: Monday, December 9, 7:45 a.m.


Title: Safety and Efficacy of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant after Programmed Cell Death 1 (PD-1) / Programmed Cell Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1) Blockade for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma: Analysis of a Large International Cohort

Abstract: 775

Author: Reid W. Merryman, MD

Session time: Monday, December 9, 2:45 p.m.

Complete details on Dana-Farber’s activities at ASH are available online here. For all ASH-related media inquiries, call or email Claire Monaghan, 617-632-5653, [email protected]


Journal Link: 61st American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting