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Immunologic Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies

How can the effectiveness of existing curative therapies be improved for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?

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Much remains to be understood about immunotherapies in order to facilitate their broad use in the treatment of hematologic disorders. While studies to date have demonstrated significant potential applications, longer-term studies are necessary to further improve the profile of these therapies, including enhancing their overall efficacy while reducing associated toxicities. The efficacy of existing curative therapies can be enhanced by evaluating the mechanisms involved in producing cytokine release syndrome; a condition which has been observed in several patients receiving this therapy. Furthermore, a careful grading scheme to predict toxicity so as to guide the development of preventive and therapeutic strategies is also required. Target identification is another important issue to advance the field. While targeting CD19 appears to be promising, it results in loss of B-cell immunity and requires prolonged immunoglobulin replacement therapies and/or allo-transplantation and new immunologic targets need to be identified in both B cell and T cell malignancies as was as acute and chronic myeloid leukemias. Minimizing the off-tumor target-mediated toxicity of both CAR T-cell and checkpoint blockade therapies would help optimize their utility.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Alice Kuaban on behalf of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

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Immunologic Treatment of Hematologic Malignancies

How can the use of CAR T-cell and checkpoint blockade strategies be optimized in order to cure hematologic diseases?

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As the body of evidence continues to grow on the potential applications for advanced immunotherapies, next-generation research must focus on addressing the possible curative effects that checkpoint blockades or adoptive CAR T-cell strategies can have for blood diseases including hematologic cancers. This will require specific research programs to fully understand the optimal role for these therapies within the continuum of care. To optimize these strategies for treatment of hematologic diseases, studies are needed to decipher specific hematologic diseases and circumstances under which these checkpoint blockers and CAR T-cell therapies may be employed as frontline approaches. Furthermore, while the optimal approach for these therapies is unclear, advanced studies are needed to elucidate the potential benefit in combining these promising approaches and whether patients can be better identified a priori for these therapies.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Alice Kuaban on behalf of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)

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Can we safely move CAR therapy i beyond limited academic centers?

CAR therapy has resurrected the role of immunotherapy in treating cancer. But it has significant toxicity. Can we train , standardize the care of and adequately oversee the care of patients getting CAR therapy , especially as company begin to approach FDA for approval of this therapy and up scale for mass treatment.

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To optimize care of CARpatients

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Cooperative group cooperation and large community cancer care centers . Adequate funding to support the endeavor

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Leoan A Holmberg MD, PhD

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Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

New treatment for HIV and HIV-related lymphoma trending idea

Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), while clearly invaluable, does not halt growth or proliferation of HL, in fact, while AIDS-defining malignancies like Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) have declined thanks to HAART, the incidence of HL in HIV patients has actually increased, from 14 times higher than that of non-HIV patients in the pre-HAART era to 32 times higher in the HAART era. Typical... more »

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Today, approximately 10% (over 3.5 million worldwide) of HIV-infected patients develop lymphoma. The societal cost of HIV-related HL is particularly steep. HL patients are typically young (20s-30s), likely to actively spread virus, and without treatment, represent years of lost productivity.

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To this end, it is important to gather a team of collaborators from the fields of immunology, cancer, immunotherapy, and HIV. Through these combined expertise, we hope to lay the groundwork for novel, life-saving therapy for patients with HL in the problematic context of HIV viral infection.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Dongfang Liu

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Sublingual Immunotherapy for Treatment of Asthma

As the current chair of the Research and Training Division, I would like to convey that the AAAAI membership would like the NHLBI to consider the following in the development of its strategic plan: What role should sublingual immunotherapy play in the treatment of asthma?


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Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Mitchell Grayson on behalf of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

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