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Antonis Kattamis, EHA 2019 – Transfusion-dependent Thalassemia and the DEEP-2 Trial

Published Online: June 27th 2019

We are joined by Antonis Kattamis at the EHA conference in Amsterdam to discuss his presentation on data from the DEEP-2 trial, a multicentre, randomised, non-inferiority trial comparing the efficacy of deferiprone versus deferasirox in paediatric patients affected by transfusion-dependent haemoglobinopathies.

Questions

1. What are the complications of lifelong red blood cell transfusions in transfusion-dependent thalassaemia (TDT)? (0:05)
2. How have recent therapeutic advances affected outcomes in TDT? (0:40)
3. Could you tell us a little about your recent study of TDT patients? (1:07)
4. What were the main factors affecting efficacy of iron chelation in this group of TDT patients? (1:50)
5. What can be done to further improve outcomes in this patient population? (2:38)

Antonis Kattamis has received study support, speaker fees and is a member of the advisory board for Novartis Oncology, and has received speaker fees from Apopharma.

Filmed at the European Hematology Association (EHA) 24th congress 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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