Using polatuzumab vedotin instead of vincristine in a reduced-dose regimen of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone was not found to increase grade 3/4 hematologic toxicities, infection risk, or neuropathy in elderly patients with untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Ibrutinib did not prolong survival vs placebo and is linked with increased susceptibility to bleeding in patients with asymptomatic early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia, suggesting that a watch-and-wait approach should continue as the standard for this population.
Gilteritinib led to a 48% reduction in disease recurrence for patients with FLT3-ITD–mutant acute myeloid leukemia and detectable minimal residual disease pre and post hematopoietic stem cell transplant compared with placebo, highlighting a role for treatment in this subgroup of patients.
Treatment with fixed-duration venetoclax plus rituximab continued to show superior survival benefit vs bendamustine and rituximab in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to 7-year follow up data from the phase 3 MURANO trial.
The BET inhibitor BMS-986158 combined with ruxolitinib led to robust spleen volume reduction with acceptable tolerability in patients with myelofibrosis. When the BET inhibitor was combined with fedratinib, the safety profile was also determined to be manageable.
Administration of a single infusion of ciltacabtagene autoleucel prolonged progression-free survival, generated sustained responses, and continued to demonstrate a manageable safety profile in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who were heavily pretreated, according to final results from the phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 study.
Rusfertide demonstrated freedom from phlebotomy, sustained hematocrit control, and 12-week treatment completion in 69.2% vs 18.5% of patients with phlebotomy-dependent polycythemia vera who received placebo, meeting the primary end point of the phase 2 REVIVE trial.
The novel SYK inhibitor cevidoplenib dosed at 400 mg twice per day led to robust platelet responses in patients with persistent or chronic primary immune thrombocytopenia who did not respond or relapsed after at least 1 prior therapy.
Mark J. Levis, MD, PhD, discusses data from the phase 3 BMT CTN 1506/MORPHO trial of gilteritinib as maintenance therapy following allogeneic stem cell transplant in patients With FLT3-ITD–positive acute myeloid leukemia.
Nikhil C. Munshi, MD, discusses the efficacy data from the final analysis of the phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 trial of ciltacabtagene autoleucel in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
Ruxolitinib was found to improve spleen volume and tumor symptom score in patients with myelofibrosis, irrespective of their anemia and transfusion status, according to data from a post-hoc analysis of the phase 3 COMFORT-I and -II trials.
Although the event rate did reach the expected level and longer follow-up is needed to adequately assess long-term toxicities, data from the phase 3 IELSG37 trial support the omission of radiotherapy in patients with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma who achieve a complete metabolic response following chemoimmunotherapy.
Patients with intermediate-2 or high-risk myelofibrosis who received the novel JAK/ACVR1 inhibitor jaktinib experienced a statistically significant improvement in the proportion of patients with a spleen-volume reduction of at least 35% from baseline at week 24 vs those who were treated with hydroxyurea.
Haifa Kathrin Al-Ali, MD, discusses the safety and efficacy findings from the dose-escalation portion of the phase 1/2 CA011-023 trial of BMS-986158 in combination with ruxolitinib or fedratinib in patients with intermediate- or high-risk myelofibrosis.
Patients with primary or secondary TP53 wild-type myelofibrosis who experienced suboptimal response to ruxolitinib had clinically meaningful improvements in spleen volume reduction with the addition of navtemadlin to ruxolitinib,
The combination of the BCMA- and GPRC5D-targeted bispecific antibodies, teclistamab and talquetamab, respectively, demonstrated encouraging overall response rates and was well tolerated in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.
The combination of daratumumab plus bortezomib, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone, elicited a complete response (CR) rate of 40% and a CR or better rate of 43% in patients with multiple myeloma presenting with extramedullary disease.
Daratumumab maintenance therapy with or without pomalidomide provided a tolerable and feasible treatment option after salvage hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma.
Teclistamab continued to elicit deep and durable responses in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, irrespective of being triple-class refractory, daratumumab-refractory, or refractory to last line of therapy.
The addition of daratumumab to frontline induction therapy prior to peripheral blood stem cell collection reduced the number of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who were able to meet their stem cell collection goals on first attempt.
Treatment with ponatinib plus reduced-intensity chemotherapy led to an improvement in minimal residual disease-negative complete remission rate compared with imatinib plus reduced-intensity chemotherapy in newly diagnosed patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Treatment with pelabresib monotherapy led to a 60% confirmed complete or partial hematologic response at any time without incurring grade 4 or 5 treatment-related adverse effects in patients with high-risk essential thrombocythemia refractory or intolerant to hydroxyurea.
Harry Gill, MD, FRCP, FRCPath, discusses the investigation of an all-oral combination of arsenic trioxide, all trans retinoic acid, and ascorbic acid in patients with newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia.
Elias Jabbour, MD, discusses efficacy data from the phase 3 PhALLCON trial of ponatinib plus reduced-intensity chemotherapy vs imatinib plus reduced-intensity chemotherapy in newly diagnosed patients with Philadelphia chromosome–positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The addition of acalabrutinib to bendamustine and rituximab demonstrated potent and durable responses despite a high incidence of grade 3/4 adverse effects in patients with previously untreated and relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma.
The combination of daratumumab, ixazomib, and dexamethasone produced rapid and encouraging responses rates following lenalidomide–based therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, according to findings from the final analysis of the phase 2 DARIA trial.