The hepcidin mimetic rusfertide is suggested to reduce the need for phlebotomy in patients with polycythemia vera, according to the results of the phase 2 PTG-300-04 trial presented during the European Hematology Association 2021 Virtual Congress.
Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, MD, discusses the safety outcomes of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 43 studies investigating efficacy and safety of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant in 8739 patients with primary or secondary myelofibrosis.
A proportion of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms were not prescribed medications needed for the management of comorbidities in the United Kingdom, a poster presented during the 2021 European Hematology Association Virtual Congress showed.
Subgroup analyses from the the phase 3 SIMPLIFY 1 and SIMPLIFY 2 trials show that achievement of transfusion independence by the 24th week of treatment is associated with an improvement in overall survival compared with continued transfusion dependence at that time point.
The FDA has accepted and granted priority review to a new drug application for pacritinib for the treatment of patients with myelofibrosis and severe thrombocytopenia, defined as a platelet count less than 50x109/L.