Blood and Marrow Transplantation Reviews: Breakthrough Therapies for Acute Graft-Versus-Host-Disease

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a pathologically and clinically heterogeneous hematologic malignancy. In the United States, an estimated 185,000 people are currently living with this disease, and it accounted for more than 9,000 new cases of cancer in 2015. Chemotherapy and radiation provide long-term benefit to the majority of patients with HL; however, some patients will eventually relapse.

BloodLine Presents: Updates on Current Treatment Options for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the Transplant Setting

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a pathologically and clinically heterogeneous hematologic malignancy. In the United States, an estimated 185,000 people are currently living with this disease, and it accounted for more than 9,000 new cases of cancer in 2015. Chemotherapy and radiation provide long-term benefit to the majority of patients with HL; however, some patients will eventually relapse.

Insights Into Early Empiric or Prophylactic Antifungal Therapy in a Transplant Setting

Invasive fungal infections have become the chief infectious threat to allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients. New drugs such as the echinocandins (caspofungin, micafungin, and anidulafungin) and the extended-spectrum azoles (itraconazole, voriconazole, and posaconazole) offer more effective and safer options today. Although these potent antifungal agents make treatment prospects better, there still is considerable risk for death from Candida, Aspergillus, and other mold infections.

What’s New in Cytomegalovirus and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation?

With so much success in controlling cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease, one feels almost ungrateful to furtively whisper that there is more yet to do. Still, there is the inconvenience and expense of intravenous regimens, there are toxicity issues with current regimens, and we still face late CMV disease, which is growing in frequency.

CMV in Stem Cell Transplantation: New Insights and Options

The deadly consequences of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are all too well known to those who trained in the 1980s or before. This was a time after transplantation when clinicians and patient alike were beginning to breathe a sigh of relief that the prospects for a successful outcome were bright. Such hopes were quickly dashed by rapid and relentless respiratory failure followed by death.