The presence of at least 1 mutation captured by next-generation sequencing was associated with a shorter time to first treatment among patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia, particularly those with mutations in POT1, ATM, FBXW7, and MYD88 genes.
Treatment with acalabrutinib as monotherapy or in combination with obinutuzumab improved quality-adjusted survival compared with chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab in patients with treatment-naïve chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
During the XIX International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, which occurred virtually 17-20 September, Dr. John Byrd was presented the Binet-Rai Medal Award for his outstanding findings, which led to the use of BTK Inhibitors in almost every phase of CLL therapy.
The triplet combination of umbralisib, ublituximab, and pembrolizumab demonstrated durable responses with a tolerable safety profile in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia and Richter’s transformation.
A genome-wide look into changes in three-dimensional chromatin organization between ibrutinib-resistant and parental chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells illustrated the involvement of PAK1 as an oncogenic driver in CLL.
TG-1701, a covalently bound BTK inhibitor, used as monotherapy or in combination with umbralisib and ublituximab, demonstrated promising activity and a manageable safety profile in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Lisocabtagene maraleucel in combination with ibrutinib was associated with manageable safety for patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma, according to updated data from the phase 1 TRANSCEND-CLL-004 trial.
Chan Cheah, MBBS, discusses the results of a study evaluating the efficacy and safety of TG-1701 alone and in combination with ublituximab and umbralisib in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Optical genome mapping was found to effectively detect most abnormalities defined by standard methods, such as chromosome banding analysis, chromosomal microarrays, and fluorescence in situ hybridization, as well as several additional abnormalities of unknown clinical significance, in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
The use of a cell-free DNA–based minimal residual disease assay demonstrated feasibility and highly concordant results compared with 4-color flow cytometry and improved MRD detection in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who were treated with time-limited venetoclax, acalabrutinib, and obinutuzumab.
COVID-19 continued to result in high admission and fatality rates among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia during the first 13 months of the pandemic, and although risk of severe infection was determined to be independent of age, CLL status, and treatment, being age 75 years or older was revealed to be a significant risk factor for death.
H3B-8800, a splicing molecule that binds to Splicing Factor 3b Subunit 1, has been shown to delay leukemic infiltration in a model of chronic lymphocytic leukemia using NOD-SCID interleukin-2 receptor gamma mice.