Blinatumomab as salvage therapy for patients with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma may induce durable complete responses and a survival benefit, according to a pooled analysis of 3 clinical trials.
The FDA has approved tafasitamab-cxix in combination with lenalidomide for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma not otherwise specific, including DLBCL arising from low-grade lymphoma, and patients who are not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Michael Schuster, MD, discussed the findings in the phase 2 SADAL study and the importance of the FDA approval of selinexor for the treatment of relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Selinexor is now the only single-agent, oral therapy approved for the treatment of patients with R/R DLBCL, and the only nuclear export inhibitor approved by the FDA for use in 2 hematologic malignancies, multiple myeloma and DLBCL.
“These results, complimented with a favorable safety profile, indicate the utility of this novel immunological combination as a potential treatment option for patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma."
Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy lead to poor overall survival outcomes it patients who were 75 years or older with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma compared with patients aged 70 to 74 years, but progression-free survival was comparable between the 2 groups.
A safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary efficacy of avadomide in patients with advanced solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphomas, or multiple myeloma shows evidence of preliminary activity. Findings from the diffuse large B-cell cohort were published in Blood.