Ten-year overall survival is low among patients with acute myeloid leukemia , but an analysis demonstrated that survival is shorter for older patients treated with chemotherapy alone, according to published findings.
An Independent Data Monitoring Committee has recommended the pivotal phase 3 SIERRA study continue as planned to full enrollment of 150 patients based on the findings from a pre-planned ad hoc interim analysis of the study.
In a phase 1b clinical trial presented during the 2020 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, investigators sought to determine the efficacy and safety of the novel TIM-3–targeting IgG4 antibody sabatolimab in combination with hypomethylating agents as treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia, as well as high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome.
Andrew M. Brunner, MD, shares his key take home message from a phase 1b clinical trial investigating sabatolimab as treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia, as well as high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome.
A review by an Independent Data Monitoring Committee determined that combination of gilteritinib plus azacitidine would not likely improve overall survival compared with azacitidine alone in patients newly diagnosed FLT3-positive acute myeloid leukemia who were ineligible for intensive induction chemotherapy, missing the primary end point of the phase 3 LACEWING clinical trial.
Treatment with higher doses of CPX-351 in younger patients with newly diagnosed high-risk or secondary acute myeloid leukemia was significantly associated with prolonged hematologic recovery times during induction cycles 1 and 2.