Leukemia and Lymphoma
Treatment with the anti–PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab significantly extended progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with classic Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) compared with standard brentuximab vedotin (BV) therapy in the phase 3 KEYNOTE-204 trial reported at the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program.
A bispecific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell product directed against CD19 and CD22 antigens induced a complete response (CR) in 5 of 12 (42%) evaluable children and young adults with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The first off-the-shelf chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell platform targeting CD7 induced a complete response (CR) with no minimal residual disease (MRD) in 4 of the first 5 adults with adult relapsed/ refractory T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) who were treated with the universal CAR T-cell therapy known as GC027.
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Fixed-Duration Targeted Therapy with Venetoclax plus Obinutuzumab New Frontline Standard for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
In the phase 3 CLL14 trial, fixed-duration therapy with the combination of venetoclax plus obinutuzumab was superior to the combination of chemotherapy with chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab as frontline therapy in older patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and comorbidities.
Gilteritinib, a recently approved FLT3 inhibitor, prolonged survival in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and an FLT3 mutation in the phase 3 ADMIRAL clinical trial.
Xospata (Gilteritinib) First Drug Approved as Monotherapy for Adults with Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia with FLT3 Mutation
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a rare but deadly hematologic cancer. In 2018, approximately 19,500 new cases of AML were diagnosed, and more than 10,600 people died from the disease in the United States. Although up to 70% of adults with AML have a complete response to initial treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy, the responses are not durable. The 5-year survival rate for people with AML is only 24%.
Tibsovo (Ivosidenib) First Targeted Therapy Approved for Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia and IDH1 Mutation
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a rare but deadly cancer. In 2018, approximately 19,500 new cases of AML were estimated to be diagnosed in the United States and more than 10,600 people to die from the disease. Clinical trials data show that up to 70% of adults with AML have disease that completely responds to initial treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy. However, the 3-year survival rate for patients with AML remains poor, at approximately 25%.