The combination regimen of ibrutinib, fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and obinutuzumab achieved a high rate of minimal residual disease-negative status in bone marrow as a first-line treatment in patients with IGHV-mutated chronic lymphocytic leukemia
The combination of the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab and bendamustine induced high rates of complete response and minimal residual disease negativity with no unexpected safety signals as a first-line therapy for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Javier Pinilla-Ibarz, MD, PhD, associate member, Malignant Hematology and Immunology Program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses ongoing research with ibrutinib (Imbruvica) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Complete marrow clearance of leukemic cells was achieved in 8 of 9 evaluable patients with heavily pretreated or genetically high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia who received concurrent treatment with CTL-119 cell therapy and ibrutinib, results of a pilot study showed.
Ublituximab (TG-1101) in combination with ibrutinib (Imbruvica) met its primary endpoint of showing an improvement in objective response rate (ORR) compared with ibruitinib monotherapy in patients with previously treated high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In a presentation of findings from the phase III GENUINE trial during the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, data were reviewed demonstrating that the combination had an ORR of 78% in this patient population.
Lenalidomide consolidation therapy following induction with fludarabine and rituximab (Rituxan) was found to increase long-term survival over survival rates seen with FR or FR plus cyclophosphamide in an overall survival plateau that intrigued researchers when examined in patients with symptomatic, treatment-naive chronic lymphocytic leukemia without an 11q deletion.