Treatment with the CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy brexucabtagene autoleucel demonstrated significant activity, marked by high response rates and prolonged survival, in patients with relapsed mantle cell lymphoma in the pivotal ZUMA-2 trial.
A growing recognition of the distinct clinical, pathological, and biological features of lung cancers that arise in nonsmokers is fostering greater interest in examining the molecular underpinnings of lung cancer in this patient subset.
Although cytogenetic abnormalities have helped to characterize prognosis and identify patients who are at high risk of early progression, risk stratification has little effect on management decisions for most patients with multiple myeloma.
Despite the breakthroughs in the development of therapeutic regimens for patients with mantle cell lymphoma, variability in treatment pathways presents a unique hurdle in determining the appropriate course of care following disease progression.
In 2021, 13 novel agents were approved across hematology/oncology. Additionally, there were many other notable approvals—whether they were new formulations, expanded indications, or biosimilar approvals—across tumor types that expanded accessibility for varying patient populations.
Maurie Markman, MD, explains the concerns surrounding liquid biopsies in cancer screening, and why regulatory agencies should be cautious and not approve any proposed molecularly based cancer diagnostic screening strategy until the tool is shown to effect cancer-specific survival compared with a control population not undergoing such testing.