High initial complete remission with or without platelet recovery, as well as an improvement in durable complete remission was achieved with the use of Iomab-B-based conditioning prior to allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation compared with conventional care in older patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia.
The addition of vedolizumab added to standard prophylaxis following unrelated allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was superior to placebo at preventing lower gastrointestinal acute graft-vs-host disease.
Second infusion with tisagenlecleucel after prior tisagenlecleucel infusion produced short durations of minimal residual disease-negative responses in children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Idecabtagene vicleucel demonstrated a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in progression-free survival and objective response compared with standard of care approaches in patients with triple-class-exposed relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
Patients with multiple myeloma who were treated with autologous stem cell transplantation were found to be utilizing chronic opioids at high rates, in turn leading to worse overall survival outcomes at 6 months of follow-up.
Yago L. Nieto, MD, PhD, professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses findings from a phase 2 trial investigating panobinostat (Farydak), gemcitabine, busulfan, and melphalan plus autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in patients with high-risk or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.
Samer A. Srour, MB ChB, MS, discusses findings with Orca-Q, an investigational therapy consisting of enriched CD34+ stem cells plus T-cell subsets, in patients with high-risk hematologic malignancies eligible for myeloablative conditioning and allogeneic stem cell transplant.
Because of an economic burden on the healthcare system occurring through the per-patient cost of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant, novel treatments to replace transplant and prevent graft-vs-host disease are necessary.
The presence of cytopenias did not affect the favorable and durable responses seen with ruxolitinib vs best available therapy in patients with steroid-refractory acute graft-vs-host disease.