Charles Bankhead

Authored Items

Mogamulizumab, Anti-CCR4 Antibody, Improves Survival in Patients with Advanced Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Emerging Therapies, Web Exclusives

Atlanta, GA—Mogamulizumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting CC chemokine receptor type 4 (CCR4), significantly reduced the risk for disease progression or death in patients with untreated cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) compared with vorinostat (Zolinza), reported Youn H. Kim, MD, Director, Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, Stanford Medicine, California, at ASH 2017. Patients [ Read More ]

New BTK Inhibitor Leads to Durable Responses in Relapsed or Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Leukemia, Web Exclusives

Atlanta, GA—More than 90% of patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) achieved objective responses with the new Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor acalabrutinib (Calquence), updated data from an ongoing study showed. In most cases, the responses were durable, reported John C. Byrd, MD, Director, Division of Hematology, [ Read More ]

Promise of Personalized Care Hinges on Reimbursement Reform: Oncologists Must Lead the Way

May 2014, Vol 3, No 3 - Value-Based Cancer Care

The promise of big data-driven personalized healthcare mandates reform of the oncology reimbursement system, suggested Jeffery C. Ward, MD, medical oncologist, Swedish Cancer Institute, Edmonds, WA, in a recent commentary (Ward JC. J Oncol Pract. 2014;10:83-86). Oncologists must take the lead in moving past “medicine’s dark secret” of fee-for-service (FFS) [ Read More ]

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