Irene Ghobrial, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses what World Blood Cancer Day means to her as a clinician and scientist. World Blood Cancer Day is marked on May 28 each year.
Dr. Ghobrial reflected on the progress that has been made in therapies for patients with blood cancers.
“Today, we have much better treatment, we have immunotherapy, we have longer survival,” she said.
However, she emphasized the need for continued work and progress in the field.
“We need to improve on our science, our discovery [and] translating that science into clinical trials,” Dr. Ghobrial said, noting that it will be critical to ensure that “every patient has access to the best treatment and the best care.”