Learn About Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients

Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference

May 19, 2018
Hyatt Regency Lisle ~ 1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, IL
This free educational program is for patients and caregivers who want to learn more about treatment options.
Click on the videos below to view presentations from the Conference.

Multiple Myeloma Update

Dr. Andrzej Jakubowiak
University of Chicago Medicine

Options for the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

Dr. Irum Khan
University of Illinois Chicago
Medical Center

New Approaches for Transplant Patients

Dr. Steven Devine
Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program

New Drug Treatment Options for Lymphoma

Dr. Parameswaran Venugopal
Rush University Medical Center

Personalized Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Dr. Patrick Stiff
Loyola University Medical Center

CAR T-Cell Therapy: What's All the Excitement About?

Dr. Patrick Stiff
Loyola University Medical Center

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML):
Transplant or Not?

Dr. Patrick Hagan
Loyola University Medical Center

Physicians Panel: Ask the Experts

Skip ahead to the answers to Physician Panel: Ask the Experts Questions

Click the question below to view the answer in the Physicians Panel video.

  • For multiple myeloma patients we see similar results between RVD and transplant versus KRD and transplant. So why would someone want to go with KRD, a potential new drug for which we have not seen a lot of results yet?
  • How do the transplant statistics look for nieces and nephews?
  • How do you determine if and when stem cell transplant would be viable for mantle cell lymphoma?
  • The protocol for smoldering myeloma has been to watch and wait and monitor your blood chemistry every three or four months. Is that still the protocol and are there other things being looked into?
  • I always hear that treatment procedures in Canada and Europe are less expensive than they are here. Is that really true? Also, concerning aggressiveness of treatment, is it the doctor's or group of doctors' "feel" for each patient that determines aggressiveness? Is it individualized along those lines?
  • What is the possibility of using CRISPR technique or technology for repairing chromosonal mutations in blood cancers and which blood cancers may benefit first?
  • Concerning MDS minus 5Q deletion, if you stop the revlimid and use the stimulating drugs for the red blood cells, is that considered maintenance then and how long is that effective for keeping the hemoglobin up? And if it isn't effective after a while, do you go back and try the revlimid?
  • My mother has CML and the doctor seems to be dictating her dosage based on the pharmaceutical company and she can't tolerate it. What is your recommendation? These medications seem to be very strong for her.
  • Knowing what you know today, for a patient who has had an autologous stem cell transplant for a complex nonHodgkin's lymphoma, relapsed, would you be predisposed to try another autologous transplant or would you move immediately to CAR T-cell therapy?
  • Are "cancer free" and "complete remission" the same thing?
  • For non-gastric, low-grade, MALT nonHodgkin's lymphoma that originated in the parotid gland, are there any new treatments that have been successful in curing the lymphoma?
  • What are the statistics on breast cancer chemo causing AML?

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