JHOP - February 2020 Vol 10, No 1
Investigational Oral Form of Azacitidine Improves Survival Maintenance Therapy in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
An investigational oral form of azacitidine (CC-486) as maintenance therapy induced a statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) compared with placebo in patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who achieved a complete response or complete response with incomplete hematologic recovery after treatment with induction chemotherapy.
Tazemetostat, First-in-Class EZH2 Inhibitor, Shows Impressive Activity in Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma
Tazemetostat (Tazverik), a first-in-class, oral, selective EZH2 inhibitor, has demonstrated single-agent antitumor activity in patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma, according to results of a phase 2 clinical trial presented at ASH 2019.
Nivolumab Monotherapy as Bridge to Transplant in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
Nivolumab (Opdivo) monotherapy can be used as an effective bridge therapy to autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT) in many patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma, reported Matthew Mei, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, at ASH 2019.
A potent, oral small-molecule bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) inhibitor—CPI-0610—improves spleen volume and symptoms when added to the Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor ruxolitinib (Jakafi) in ruxolitinib-naïve patients with myelofibrosis. Ruxolitinib is the only FDA-approved treatment for myelofibrosis.
Novel BCMA-Directed CAR T-Cell Therapy Had Excellent Responses in Heavily Pretreated Patients with Multiple Myeloma
The investigational B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy known as JNJ-4528 induced responses in 100% of 29 evaluable patients with heavily pretreated relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to the results of the phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 clinical trial reported at ASH 2019.
Dual-Targeted CAR T-Cell Therapy Leads to Very High Response Rates in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma
The investigational dual-targeted CD38 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy achieved an objective response in more than 90% of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who had received ≥3 previous therapies and whose disease had spread outside of the bone marrow. Furthermore, the therapy cleared extramedullary lesions in almost all patients with these lesions, according to results presented at ASH 2019.
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