Dr Sekeres discusses the FDA approval of quizartinib plus chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed, FLT3-ITD–positive AML, key efficacy and safety data from the QuANTUM-First trial, and how this quizartinib regimen addresses an unmet need for older patients in this population.
Welcome to OncLive On Air®! I’m your host today, Ashling Wahner.
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In today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, about the FDA approval of quizartinib (Vanflyta) in combination with chemotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed, FLT3-ITD–positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Dr Sekeres is a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Hematology, Leukemia Section, at the University of Miami Health System in Florida.
On July 20, 2023, the FDA approved quizartinib plus standard cytarabine and anthracycline induction and cytarabine consolidation and as maintenance monotherapy after consolidation chemotherapy, for adult patients with newly diagnosed, FLT3-ITD–positive AML. This approval was supported by findings from the phase 3 QuANTUM-First trial (NCT02668653), in which, at a median follow-up of 32.9 months (interquartile range, 31.9-45.8), patients who received quizartinib plus chemotherapy achieved a median overall survival of 31.9 months (95% CI, 21.0-not estimable) vs 15.1 months (95% CI, 13.2-26.2) with placebo plus chemotherapy (HR, 0.78; 95% CI, 0.62-0.98; 2-sided P = .0324).
In our exclusive interview, Dr Sekeres discussed the significance of this approval, key efficacy and safety data from QuANTUM-First, and how this quizartinib regimen addresses an unmet need for older patients with FLT3-ITD–positive AML.
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