ASTRO Annual Meeting

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Midostaurin confers OS, EFS benefits in FLT3-mutated AML

December 6, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — The addition of midostaurin to standard chemotherapy, followed by 1 year of maintenance therapy, significantly improved EFS and…
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Thymidylate synthase polymorphism increases risk for bony morbidity in pediatric ALL

December 6, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Homozygosity for the 2R tandem repeat thymidylate synthase polymorphism appeared to increase risk for bone morbidity among…
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Real-time protocol identifies high-risk pediatric B-ALL patients with favorable outcomes

December 6, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — A real-time classification protocol based on genetics and treatment response identified patients with high-risk childhood…
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LMWH dose-reduction guidelines appear safe, effective for chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia

December 6, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Current guidelines for low–molecular-weight heparin dose reduction appeared safe and effective for patients with cancer…
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Warfarin transition appears tolerable in patients with cancer-associated thrombosis

December 6, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Switching to warfarin compared with remaining on low–molecular-weight heparin did not appear associated with increased…
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Prolonged red blood cell storage not linked to poorer transfusion outcomes

December 6, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Red blood cells stored for a prolonged period appeared to deliver oxygen during blood transfusion as well as those stored for…
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6-mercaptopurine intake often over-reported during pediatric ALL maintenance therapy

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Over-reporting of 6-mercaptopurine intake appeared common during maintenance therapy for patients with childhood acute…
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Genetically engineered T cells effective for B-cell malignancies post allogeneic HSCT

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — The infusion of allogeneic anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cells following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell…
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IFNA17, DOK3 genetic variants associated with increased incidence, severity of pediatric ITP

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Damaging gene variants associated with cellular immunity appeared to increase risk for chronic immune thrombocytopenia in…
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Gene therapy shows promise for patients with chronic SCID-X1

December 5, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Lentiviral hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy with reduced-intensity conditioning produced pan-immunologic correction of T, B…