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Hematologic Malignancies

Hematologic Malignancies

Patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma treated with lenalidomide maintenance therapy after undergoing autologous stem-cell transplantation had significantly improved overall survival compared with observation or placebo.

Pediatric solid organ transplant recipients account for about 3% of diagnosed pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases in the United States.

Arsenic trioxide consolidation was well tolerated in pediatric patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia and allowed for significant reductions in cumulative anthracycline doses.

Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia in the blast phase pose a significant therapeutic challenge and have poor survival, even in the tyrosine kinase inhibitor era, according to a new study.

The FDA has approved a fixed combination of daunorubicin and cytarabine (Vyxeos) for the treatment of newly diagnosed therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as well as AML with myelodysplasia-related changes.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for adult patients with chronic graft vs host disease who have failed on one or more lines of prior systemic therapy.

The FDA has approved enasidenib (Idhifa) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory IDH2-mutant acute myeloid leukemia.

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