Dr. Kebriaei on the Iomab-B Clinical Trial

Partow Kebriaei, MD

Partow Kebriaei, MD, of MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the SIERRA clinical trial, in which patients over the age of 55 with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are receiving treatment with a radiolabeled anti-CD45 antibody known as Iomab-B or conventional therapy as a preconditioning regimen before allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.

The targeted administration of radiation helps to treat older patients with AML, as it is a less intense therapy, notes Kabriaei. This reduced intensity is especially important for older patients, who tend to have less tolerance for toxicities. Iomab-B offers a novel therapy for this population of patients, she adds. 

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