Bone marrow failure in children and young adults is often suspected to be inherited; however, in many cases, diagnosis remains uncertain. A new study involving 179 patients (from 173 families) found that implementing precision medicine at diagnosis can improve patient management, along with the use of family counseling. This study published in Blood expands the […]
In this article from Blood Advances highlighted by helpful visual abstracts, two key points are discussed. First, patient-specific next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based measurable residual disease (MRD) monitoring using non-DTA mutations after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) is independently prognostic for relapse and survival. Second, the kinetics rather than a single time point should be further evaluated […]
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 […]
According to the results of a single-arm, multicenter phase 2 trial in JAMA Oncology, low-dose erlotinib may be a safe and effective option for frail or elderly patients with EGFR mutation-positive NSCLC.
Based on the results of an open-label trial, selpercatinib (Retevmo) becomes the first targeted therapy to be granted accelerated approval by the FDA for use in patients with cancer who have certain tumors that have an alteration (mutation or fusion) in the RET gene.
Longer overall survival and similar safety profile were the endpoints in this NEJM piece, comparing those who received osimertinib with those who received a comparator EGFR-TKI.