Articles related to MYELOMA
Roswell Park Study is First to Show That Exercise Strengthens Immune System in Multiple Myeloma Patients
The recent study by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates that exercise may significantly impact the immune system in multiple myeloma patients. Explore the potential of this nonpharmaceutical approach to enhance immune function and provide a new avenue for controlling this blood cancer.
Hematology/Oncology August 14th 2023
Cilta-cel or Standard Care in Lenalidomide-Refractory Multiple Myeloma
The phase 3 study evaluating cilta-cel, a BCMA–directed CAR T-cell therapy, in patients with lenalidomide-refractory multiple myeloma indicates promising results in progression-free survival and overall response rates.
Hematology/Oncology August 1st 2023
CME: Management of CRS and ICANS with CAR T-Cell Therapy for Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
Join this crucial journey to broaden your comprehension of CAR T-cell therapy, CRS and ICANS management, and learn how to utilize this knowledge for better patient outcomes in the battle against relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
Nursing July 3rd 2023
Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel CAR−T-Cell Therapy for Patients with Multiple Myeloma: Results from the Phase 2 CARTITUDE-2 Trial
Cilta-cel CAR-T-cell therapy: A ray of hope for refractory multiple myeloma patients. A new study on ciltacabtagene autoleucel CAR-T-cell therapy (cilta-cel) shows promise for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) patients. Published in Blood, the study led by Dr. Adam Cohen from the University of Pennsylvania, focuses on patients with previous exposure to noncellular anti-B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) therapies. The team’s objective was achieving the primary endpoint of minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity, alongside multiple secondary endpoints. They tested on patients above 18 with RRMM, progressive disease within 12 months of their last treatment or six months of prior therapy, and measurable disease at baseline. They conducted a multicohort study, primarily focusing on cohort C which entailed cilta-cel treatment. A total of 20 patients met the eligibility criteria and received cilta-cel. Among them, 35% had BsAb as their latest anti-BCMA treatment, while 65% had ADC. With a median follow-up of 11.3 months, 7 patients achieved MRD negativity. The overall response rate stood at 60%, with 55% achieving very good partial response (VGPR) or better, and 30% achieving complete remission (CR) or better. However, all patients experienced treatment-emergent adverse events, majorly grade 3 to 4 cytopenias. Most of these cytopenia events recovered to […]
Hematology May 30th 2023
Innovations in Hematopoietic Stem-cell Mobilization: A Review of the Novel CXCR4 Inhibitor Motixafortide
This article reviews the novel CXCR4 inhibitor motixafortide and its use in hematopoietic stem-cell mobilization. We present a history of stem-cell mobilization and update of recent innovations in novel mobilization strategies. Hematopoietic stem-cell mobilization is a crucial step in autologous stem-cell transplantation. Motixafortide is a novel CXCR4 inhibitor that has been shown in preclinical and clinical trials to mobilize hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) for transplantation. The drug has extended in vivo activity (>48 h) and high affinity (Ki, 0.32 nM). In a phase 1, two-part study, motixafortide administered to healthy subjects was safe, well tolerated, and led to a rapid and robust increase in the number of circulating HSCs. Motixafortide has been evaluated in a randomized phase 3 trial for autologous transplantation in multiple myeloma. The study showed that the combination of motixafortide and granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) was superior to G-CSF alone in terms of the number of CD34+ cells collected and the time to engraftment. The drug has also been evaluated in combination with plerixafor, another CXCR4 inhibitor, in a phase 1/2 study for autologous transplantation in multiple myeloma. The study showed that the combination of motixafortide and plerixafor was safe and effective in mobilizing HSCs. Motixafortide has […]
Hematology May 30th 2023
Modern Anti-Myeloma Therapies and Outcomes of Patients with Primary Plasma Cell Leukemia
The authors evaluated the treatment approaches and outcomes of 110 patients with primary plasma cell leukemia (pPCL) in this retrospective study . Higher complete response rates were associated with treatment with bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (VRd) or daratumumab-based quadruplets (DBQ) and autologous stem-cell transplantation. Patients who received VRd/DBQ had better outcomes than those who received other bortezomib-based combinations or standard chemotherapy.
Hematology April 10th 2023