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Epigenetics is a hot topic at TCLF 2019



LA JOLLA, CALIF. – New developments in epigenetics research were highlighted at the 11th annual T-cell Lymphoma Forum.

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In a video interview, meeting cochair Owen O’Connor, MD, PhD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York, discussed a few presentations that addressed epigenetics in T-cell lymphomas.

Stephen Baylin, MD, of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, gave the meeting’s keynote address, which focused on the idea that epigenetic therapy can enhance immune checkpoint therapy.

Susan Bates, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center, presented data that suggest romidepsin and other histone deacetylase inhibitors fight cutaneous T-cell lymphoma via epigenetic effects on gene expression, as well as DNA damage.

And Enrica Marchi, MD, PhD, of Columbia University Medical Center, discussed the use of epigenetic-based combination therapies to improve responses in T-cell lymphomas.

The T-cell Lymphoma Forum is organized by Jonathan Wood & Associates, which is owned by the same company as this news organization.

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