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VOLUME 03 | NUMBER 08 | JULY 2017 Around the Network AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEMATOLOGY (ASH) HEADQUARTERS 2021 L Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202-776-0544 IN THIS ISSUE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS drawing first blood Is MRD Testing Worthwhile in Myeloma? ASSOCIATE EDITORS The ability to measure minimal residual disease (MRD) after therapy has the potential to help guide treatment decisions and predict patients’ likelihood of relapse, but is MRD monitoring ready to be used in routine clinical prac- tice? Faith Davies, MD, and Saad Z. Usmani, MD, debate the question, “Is measuring MRD worthwhile in myeloma?” Vice-Chair for Clinical Research Director, Leukemia Program Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, OH Beth Faiman, CNP, PhD 42 Alice Ma, MD clinical news Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC David Steensma, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA Keith Stewart, MBChB, MBA Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, AZ The Power of Collaboration Richard Pazdur, MD, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s newly established Oncology Center of Excellence, discusses the center’s integrative, innovative approach to bringing hematology/oncology products to patients. 36 16  CD19-Directed CAR T-Cell Therapy in Young Patients With ALL 23  Finding the Best VTE Prophylaxis Options for Patients Undergoing Hip and Knee Surgery 28  On Location: Hematology Highlights from the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting PUBLISHER American Medical Communications (AMC) EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITORS Kristin Hubing, ASH Ariel Jones-DeMaio, AMC ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR Kerri Fitzgerald, AMC EDITORIAL ASSOCIATE Laurie Adamson, ASH ART DIRECTOR Ari Mihos ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORS Charlene DePrizio John Salesi DIGITAL PROJECTS MANAGER Chris Gedikli ASHCLINICALNEWS.ORG @ASHCLINICALNEWS Did you miss any of the hematology highlights reported at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting? 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