Game-changing JAK inhibitor news… A new trial for Interferon… Video interview with Dr. Richard Silver… Full audio presentation of the surprising CYT387 results … Sanofi lays claim to fibrosis reduction… Gould on clinical trial… Goldstein on another ash.
Getting to ASH Atlanta isn’t far from my North Carolina home in the Appalachian mountains. Sherman and his armies were able to march from neighboring South Carolina and burn the city down in a matter of days. My objectives were more peaceful. I just needed to get down to Atlanta for the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology and scout out MPN developments. At 5AM on a dark and deeply fog-draped morning last week, I drove down Interstate-85 to interview, photograph, listen…and by the time it was over I could say with General Sherman,”Glory hallelujah..” (More, here…)
JAK — A proliferation of uninhibited promise. There’s a surprising JAK inhibitor update from ASH. Once thought to be our magic MPN bullet — then briefly tossed aside on the scrapheap of lost expectations — the JAK inhibitors have risen again with a vengeance! Backed by a huge pot of cash. New evidence confirms they can improve quality of life, rapidly shrink the spleen, most likely extend longevity, reduce or eliminate many constitutional effects and, in some configurations, reduce or eliminate the need for blood transfusion. (More here…)
The Photo Gallery (Enter here)
Gallery of Scientific Posters & Slides (Enter here)
Silver on Interferon. In these brief video interviews at ASH, the MPN world’s pre-eminent physician, researcher and professor holds forth on a favorite topic — the Interferons — and extends an invitation to his new clinical trial. (See it here)
On CYT387 Trial…clinical trial from the patient’s perspective by Harvey Gould (join him here)
A different kind of ash…Just in time for a New Year’s Resolution, Michael Goldstein talks about a fresh start. (It’s here.)
Season’s Greeting to All from all of us at MPNforum Magazine. Have a safe and happy holiday. See you here January 15, 2013.