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Leukemia & Lymphoma

Ibrutinib Yields Durable Responses in CLL

Monotherapy with the investigational oral Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib was well tolerated and produced durable responses in a phase Ib/II, open-label, multicenter study of 85 patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.

Leukemia & Lymphoma

STAT3 inhibition using a novel compound restored sensitivity to TKIs in CML cells that had shown resistance independent of BCR-ABL1 kinase activity.

A laboratory study found that natural killer cells could be multiplied from the blood of patients to fight off precursor B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma may be at increased risk of diabetes if they were exposed to radiation to the para-aortic lymph nodes and spleen during treatment.

A new study confirms that patients with primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have a MYD88 mutation have a shorter disease-specific survival.

Phase II study results show that a new combination of drugs known as R2CHOP had promising efficacy in the treatment of relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

The addition of gemtuzumab-ozogamicin to standard chemo improved event-free survival in children and young adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.

Patients with pediatric BCR-ABL1-like acute lymphoblastic leukemia should be given risk-directed therapy based on minimal residual disease levels, according to a new study.

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