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Hematologic Malignancies

Hematologic Malignancies

The FDA has granted priority review status for two new indications of dasatinib (Sprycel), according to the drug’s developer.

Treatment of adult relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia with inotuzumab ozogamicin was associated with increased hepatotoxicity, especially after follow-up hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) placed a clinical hold on three trials of the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab in combination with pomalidomide or lenalidomide for patients with multiple myeloma: KEYNOTE-183, KEYNOTE-185, and KEYNOT

In this review, we demonstrate the evolving landscape of clinical investigation as researchers and clinicians attempt to address the important therapeutic needs of patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms.

The FDA has expanded the approval of blinatumomab (Blincyto) for the treatment of relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia in adults and children.

ODAC approval of Novartis' CAR T-Cell therapy paves the way for its FDA approval as a commercially available treatment for B-cell ALL.

Patients with high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma had a reduced risk of treatment failure, but no survival improvement, with an abbreviated course of rituximab-dose-dense chemotherapy plus high-dose chemotherapy and transplant compared with a full course of chemotherapy.


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