Reem Karmali, MD
Ibrutinib (Imbruvica) maintenance therapy appeared to be feasible and safe in patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) who respond to frontline induction therapy with or without autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT), said Reem Karmali, MD, MS.
In a study presented at the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting, 36 patients with advanced stage (n = 28) and extranodal disease (n = 9), were included. Fifty percent of these patients had low-risk MIPI score (n = 18), while 19% (n = 7) and 31% (n = 11) had intermediate- and high-risk MIPI scores, respectively.
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