American Society of HematologyThe Longitudinal Dynamics and Natural History of Clonal Hematopoiesis (CH)

In this late-breaking abstract from the ASH Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the researches wanted to address the limited understanding of how and when CH develops, what factors govern its behavior, how it interacts with aging, and how these variables relate to malignant progression. Here are the results from analyzing 1,593 blood DNA samples from 385 […]

American Society of HematologyClonal Hematopoiesis in Patients Receiving Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy

Source: Blood AdvancesKey Points: In a cohort of 154 patients with NHL or MM receiving CAR T-cells, clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) was present in 48%. Although associated with worse prognosis in these patients receiving autologous transplantation, no such association was seen in these patients receiving CAR T. Instead, the authors saw increased rates […]

American Society of HematologyCytomegalovirus-Specific T-Cell Reconstitution Following Letermovir Prophylaxis After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Letermovir is a recently approved antiviral shown to decrease clinically significant cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in a phase 3, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Appearing in Blood, the authors make two key points: 1) Letermovir prophylaxis may be associated with decreased polyfunctional CMV-specific T-cell immunity after HCT, and 2) COMPASS is an analytical […]