Articles related to LEUKEMIA
Asciminib for the Treatment of Patients w. Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
In this Q&A with Dr. Jorge Cortes, the Director of the Georgia Cancer Center, the drug asciminib is discussed based on its utility as a third-generation TKI as well as its favorable, unique characteristics. Early data has shown promising results with few adverse events, possibly illuminating the drug as a potential first-in-class agent.
Hematology April 27th 2021
Addition of Lenalidomide to R-CHOP Improves Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in a Randomized Phase II US Intergroup Study ECOG-ACRIN E1412
The ECOG-ACRIN E1412 study demonstrated a potential clinical benefit of adding lenalidomide to R-CHOP (rituximab plus cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) (R2CHOP) in newly diagnosed patients regardless of cell-of-origin (COO) and in patients with activated b-cell-like (ABC) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Although the results are not practice changing, they support further studies of lenalidomide and/or novel lenalidomide analogues in frontline therapy of DLBCL.
Hematology April 20th 2021
Scientists Say LentiGlobin Not Linked to Cancer
The FDA announced a trial hold after two participants with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the LentiGlobin gene therapy trials developed AML and MDS. According to bluebird bio, the manufacturer of LentiGlobin products, the company was unable to find any cancer cells in the patient’s bone marrow and has asked the FDA for permission to resume clinical trials.
Family Medicine/General Practice April 6th 2021
How I Treat Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (wAIHA) is the most prevalent form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), accounting for 60% to 70% of all cases. In this special instructional series from Blood (ASH), five patient case studies and commentaries are examined, backed by visual illustrations and new/existing drug treatment tables for wAIHA, wAIHA secondary to CLL, and R/R wAIHA.
Hematology March 16th 2021
Clinical and Molecular Predictors of Response and Survival Following Venetoclax Therapy in R/R AML
In this “Clinical Trials & Observations” report/visual abstract from the pages of Blood Advances (ASH), the authors focus on two key points: 1) In patients with R/R AML, venetoclax combination therapy resulted in responses in 31% of patients and a median OS of 6.1 months, and 2) NPM1 mutations predicted higher response rates; adverse cytogenetics and mutations in TP53, KRAS/NRAS, and SF3B1 predicted worse OS.
Hematology March 16th 2021
Effect of Postreinduction Therapy Consolidation w. Blinatumomab vs. Chemotherapy on Disease-Free Survival in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults w. First Relapse of B-Cell ALL
In this Original Investigation from JAMA, the authors discuss the results of a randomized clinical trial that included 208 patients with high- and intermediate-risk first relapse of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Did postreinduction treatment with blinatumomab compared with chemotherapy, followed by hematopoietic stem cell transplant, result in a statistically significant difference in disease-free survival?
Hematology March 9th 2021