Thank you for attending the 2017 Minneapolis Patient and Family Conference.
On June 17, the AAMDSIF Patient Advisory Council on Clinical Trials (PACCT+) members met in Arlington, Virginia for the second orientation seminar, meeting fellow committee members and learning from two experts about
Rami S. Komrokji, M.D., clinical director of Hematologic Malignancies at Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses an unmet need in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
ClearLLab multicolor reagents (T1, T2, B1, B2, M) gained approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to detect chronic leukemia, acute leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). This is the first approval the agency received for immunophenotyping on a flow cytometer.
More than 60 percent of cancer patients are older adults — and that will rise to 70 percent by 2040. Yet seniors continue to be underrepresented in clinical trials, making it difficult to assess how treatments are likely to help or harm them.
The newest evidence of the problem comes from a Food and Drug Administration analysis, which found that only 25 percent of patients participating in cancer clinical trials were 65 and older. The analysis, which has not yet been published, was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting in June.