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Patricia Spears discusses what clinical trials can offer and when to start discussing them with patients. This video was filmed December 11 at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Although CDK4/6 inhibitors prolong progression-free survival for patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, the ideal treatment for each patient is currently unclear until adverse effects appear.
The study results also show improved outcomes for patients with brain metastases.
Immunotherapy drug blinatumomab showed benefit in pediatric patients with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia who have minimal residual disease following chemotherapy.
An oral formulation of azacitidine improved overall survival in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in first remission.
The research presented at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium suggests that the different mechanisms could be exploited to overcome CDK4/6 inhibitor resistance in breast cancer patients.
A combination therapy of carfilzomib, dexamethasone, and daratumumab extended progression-free survival when compared with carfilzomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. 
The current observational, longitudinal study focused on patient-reported outcomes on functioning, symptoms, and quality of life in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
In a session at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition, held December 7-10 in Orlando, Florida, experts presented on the evolution of CLL therapy, how to make treatment decisions, and what’s to come in the future based on ongoing studies.
 
A poster presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition assessed disease-related health care utilization and costs among patients with multiple myeloma.