Anita T. Shaffer


Navitoclax Shows Early Signs of Clinical Benefit in Myelofibrosis

April 1st 2021

The combination of navitoclax and ruxolitinib simultaneously inhibits 2 key mechanisms that promote myelofibrosis, resulting in an improvement in symptom control and positive changes in response biomarkers in patients with high-risk disease.

FDA Will Reassess 6 Immunotherapy Accelerated Approvals

March 12th 2021

Six indications for immune checkpoint inhibitors granted under the FDA’s accelerated approval process that later failed confirmatory clinical trials are being reassessed as the agency continues an industry-wide evaluation of the pathway.

Margetuximab Approval Augments Emerging Treatment Choices in Breast Cancer

March 8th 2021

Margetuximab represents an effective new therapeutic option that can be combined safely with a chemotherapy drug of choice for patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have undergone multiple lines of prior treatment.

First BCMA-Targeting Therapy Debuts in Multiple Myeloma

January 20th 2021

Sagar Lonial, MD, discussed key facets of belantamab mafodotin and potential next steps.

Off-the-Shelf CAR Therapy Shows Early Promise in Multiple Myeloma

December 5th 2020

ALLO-715, an off-the-shelf chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy that targets B-cell maturation antigen, elicited responses in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma in early findings from a first-in-human study presented at the 2020 ASH Meeting.

Mato Presents Sequencing Framework for Crowded CLL Landscape

November 4th 2020

An explosion of therapeutic options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia has resulted in challenging questions about sequencing therapies for patients who progress after frontline treatment with little data to guide optimal therapy selection.

BCMA-Targeting Drugs Take Center Stage in Myeloma

November 4th 2020

The treatment landscape for multiple myeloma is poised to enter a new era of innovation with the development of therapies that target B-cell maturation antigen, which is highly expressed on plasma and MM cells.

Three Key ASCO Studies Showcase Targeted Advances

July 15th 2020

Molecularly targeted therapies showed practice-changing results for patients with biomarker-driven lung, colorectal, and ovarian cancers in phase 3 randomized clinical trial findings.

Frontline Durvalumab Maintains OS Benefit in Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 31st 2020

The addition of durvalumab to standard chemotherapy continued to demonstrate an improvement in overall survival for patients with treatment-naïve extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.

CDK4/6 Inhibitors Reach New Benchmarks in Overall Survival in HR+ Breast Cancer

March 6th 2020

The release of new evidence that CDK4/6 inhibition results in survival gains for patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer marks a new milestone for the therapeutic approach and may help set the stage for expanding use of these agents into earlier clinical settings.