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Leukemia & Lymphoma

Adding midostaurin to chemotherapy prolonged survival in younger adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia and a FLT3 mutation, according to a randomized trial.

Adding the novel CD20 inhibitor ublituximab to ibrutinib offered improved response rates and greater depth of response over ibrutinib alone in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Over recent years, there has been much progress in elucidating the biology of these lymphomas, and this has paved the way for novel therapies that are currently under investigation in clinical trials.

The novel IDH2-inhibitor enasidenib was well tolerated and offered durable responses in a phase I trial of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia patients with an IDH2 mutation.

Despite immune-related adverse events, concurrent ibrutinib and anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy may improve response rates in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Researchers are making much-needed progress in developing treatments for patients with three rare malignancies: recurrent and refractory primary central nervous (CNS) system lymphoma, secondary CNS lymphoma, and primary vitreoretinal lymphoma.

Ahead of the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting, we discuss the discontinuation of TKIs in some chronic myeloid leukemia patients.

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