Leukemias

Hyper-CVAD Plus Ofatumumab Demonstrates Activity in Ph-Negative, CD20-Positive B-Cell ALL

July 15, 2020

“In this single-arm, phase 2 study, the combination of ofatumumab with the hyper-CVAD regimen resulted in a high proportion of adult patients with Ph-negative CD20- positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia having durable remission and long-term survival…"

Discontinuation of Venetoclax Impacts Outcomes of Rituximab Combination in CLL

June 25, 2020

In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Anthony Mato, MD, discussed the findings of venetoclax interruptions or discontinuations observed in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia who received the combination of venetoclax plus rituximab in the phase 3 MURANO study.

Complex Karyotype Strongly Associated With Shorter PFS in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

June 25, 2020

All patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia should be evaluated for both complex karyotypes and del17p prior to initiating treatment, and all patients with complex karyotypes should be considered candidates for alternative combination therapy.

Managing Patients With Myeloid Malignancies During and After the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

June 24, 2020

During the Virtual 25th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), a group of physicians described their experiences and recommendations for managing patients with myeloid malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic and after.

Disparities Seen in Hematologic Cancer Incidence and Survival for Hispanic Patients in Texas

June 22, 2020

“[This] report on the diagnosis of blood cancers in the US/Mexico border inure the different frequency of leukemia subtypes and their outcomes, highlighting important health disparities due to different access to diagnosis and care due to a series of factors."

Microfluidic Platforms Help Isolate Rare Cells in Leukemias

May 17, 2020

In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Steve A. Soper, PhD, discussed microfluidic platforms for use in isolating circulating leukemia cells and plasma cells in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia.