For the second-line treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the armamentarium includes many therapies and strategies. Danielle Brander, MD, assistant professor of Medicine at Duke Cancer Institute, discussed how to select treatment for patients during a Targeted Oncology Case-Based Peer Perspectives event.
The sustainability of efficacy and safety with frontline ibrutinib-based therapy used to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have TP53 aberrations was demonstrated, according to 4-year follow-up result of a pooled analysis.
Expanding beyond the chronic lymphocytic leukemia/ small lymphocytic lymphoma space, the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax garnered attention in 2020 for positive reports from phase 3 clinical trials exploring its use in acute myeloid leukemia and multiple myeloma.
During a Targeted Oncology Case-Based Peer Perspective event, Jonathon B. Cohen, MD, MS, discussed therapeutic options for a 71-year-old patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and a genomic aberration.
The FDA granted approval to rituximab-arrx, a biosimilar to rituximab as treatment of adult patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and microscopic polyangiitis.
An analysis from the MURANO trial showed that venetoclax in combination with rituximab led to a more than doubling of time to next treatment compared with bendamustine and rituximab in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
In a pooled analysis of 4 clinical trials in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, patients who received treated with acalabrutinib monotherapy had a low incidence of cardiac toxicities leading to treatment discontinuation, according to a presentation given during the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.
A high objective response rate was observed in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma treated with LOXO-305, according to results of the phase 1/2 BRUIN trial presented during the 2020 ASH Annual Meeting.