GRACE :: Blood Cancers
Denise Brock

Spanish Blood Cancer Video Library Updates

   
GRACE  is pleased to present a series of videos from our Spanish speaking faculty on updates in blood cancer treatments.  For this series, GRACE sat down with the following faculty:

Cesar A De Las Casas, MD, Oncologist and Hematologist, Memorial Cancer Institute (Miami, FL)

 

 

Cesar A. De Las Casas, MD, MPH, board-certified hematologist and oncologist. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima in 1994. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1999, serving as Chief Medical Resident at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston and at Ben Taub Hospital in 1999 and 2000. 

 
 
 

Marco Ruiz, MD, Oncologist and Hematologist, Memorial Cancer Institute (Miami, FL)


 
 
 
Dr. Marco Ruiz is an oncologist at Memorial Cancer Institute specializing in hematologic or blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myelofibrosis. He is also an experienced bone marrow transplant specialist and is active in cancer research. 
 
 
 
 
The Spanish Lung Cancer Video Library video series includes updates on:
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia & Non-Hodgkin – Lymphoma Leucemia crónica linfocítica y linfoma no Hodgkin 
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Myelodysplastic Syndrome – Leucemia mieloide aguda y síndrome mielodisplásico  
  • Multiple Myeloma – Mieloma múltiple 
 
For the full list of videos for the Spanish Blood Cancer Video Library, visit http://cancergrace.org/blood-cancers/spanish-blood-cancer-video-library-updates/
 
Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.

 

 


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Progress in Understanding DNA Changes in Lymphoma

Malignant Hematology 

Marco A Ruiz, MD Oncologist and Hematologist, Memorial Cancer Institute (Miami, FL)

Marco A Ruiz, MD Oncologist and Hematologist, Memorial Cancer Institute (Miami, FL)

Progress in understanding DNA changes in lymphoma has already provided improved and highly sensitive tests for detecting this disease. Such tests can identify lymphoma cells based on changes such as chromosome translocations or rearrangements or specific gene mutations. Some of these tests are already in use, and others are being developed. They may be used to:

  • Detect lymphoma cells in a biopsy sample 
  • Determine what type of lymphoma a person has 
  • Help determine if a lymphoma is likely to grow and spread, even within a certain subtype of lymphoma
  • Help figure out if a certain treatment is likely to be helpful 
  • Help determine if a lymphoma has been destroyed by treatment and if a relapse is likely 

Many new chemotherapy drugs are being studied in clinical trials. In recent years, these studies have led to the approval of drugs such as bendamustine (Treanda) and pralatrexate (Folotyn) for use against certain types of lymphoma. Other studies are looking at new ways to combine drugs using different doses or different sequences of drugs.

Bone Marrow Transplant treatment options 

Researchers continue to improve bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplant methods, including new ways to collect these cells before the transplant.

Autologous transplants (which use stem cells from the patient rather than from another person) have the risk of reintroducing lymphoma cells back into the patient after treatment. Researchers are testing new and improved ways to remove the last traces of lymphoma cells from the stem cells before they are returned to the patient. Some of the new monoclonal antibodies developed for treating lymphoma may help remove these remaining cells.

A lot of research is focusing on eliminating graft-versus-host disease in allogeneic (donor) transplants. This work revolves around altering the transplanted T-cells so that they will not  react with the recipient’s normal cells but still kill the lymphoma cells.

Researchers are also studying the effectiveness of non-myeloablative (reduced-intensity) stem cell transplants in people with lymphoma. This approach may allow more people to benefit from stem cell transplants.


Dr. Marco Ruiz is an oncologist at Memorial Cancer Institute specializing in hematologic or blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myelofibrosis. He is also an experienced bone marrow transplant specialist and is active in cancer research.

Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.

 


Denise Brock

ASH 2016 Recap #8 New Data for Mantel Cell and T-Cell Lymphoma Patients

 Patient News
from the American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Annual Meeting 2016
Presented by the
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education
 
             

 
GRACE is pleased to present a series of webcasts with John P. Leonard, MD with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Dr. Leonard was one of many to attend the American Society of Hematology’s Annual Meeting (ASH) in early December 2016, and joins GRACE to recap highlights from the event.  Our eighth and final video in this series provides an update on new data for mantel cell and T-cell lymphoma patients.   

View information about ASH

 
 

 


 

Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.


Transcripts will be available soon.  

 


We would like to thank the following companies for their support of this program:


 


Denise Brock

ASH 2016 Recap #7 Follicular Lymphoma Treatment Update

 Patient News
from the American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Annual Meeting 2016
Presented by the
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education
 
             

 
GRACE is pleased to present a series of webcasts with John P. Leonard, MD with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Dr. Leonard was one of many to attend the American Society of Hematology’s Annual Meeting (ASH) in early December 2016, and joins GRACE to recap highlights from the event.  Our seventh video in this series provides an update on treatment for follicular lymphoma.   

View information about ASH

 
 

 


 

Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.


Transcripts will be available soon.  

 


We would like to thank the following companies for their support of this program:


 


Denise Brock

ASH 2016 Recap #6 Update on Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Treatments

 Patient News
from the American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Annual Meeting 2016
Presented by the
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education
 
             

 
GRACE is pleased to present a series of webcasts with John P. Leonard, MD with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. Dr. Leonard was one of many to attend the American Society of Hematology’s Annual Meeting (ASH) in early December 2016, and joins GRACE to recap highlights from the event.  Our sixth video in this series provides an update on diffuse large B cell lymphoma treatments.
 

View information about ASH

 
 

 


 

Please feel free to offer comments and raise questions in our Discussion Forums.


Transcripts will be available soon.  

 


We would like to thank the following companies for their support of this program:


 

 

 

 

 


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