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FDA Approves Blinatumomab for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The FDA has approved blinatumomab (Blincyto) for the treatment of patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Leukemia & Lymphoma

Use of routine follow-up imaging to monitor asymptomatic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma patients resulted in a small survival benefit, but at a substantial cost.

Stem cell transplantation from an HLA-genoidentical sibling or an HLA-matched unrelated donor did not affect outcomes among high-risk pediatric ALL patients.

CML patients with high CIP2A levels treated with second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors have better outcomes than those treated with imatinib.

A single-arm, open-label trial in Australia found that selective early switching from imatinib to nilotinib is feasible and effective in patients with CML.

Results of a single-institution study found the risk for fracture among survivors of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation increased by nearly eight times.

Here we review monoclonal antibodies that have received FDA approval for the treatment of NHL and CLL in the last 5 years, as well as promising agents in development.

The next few years hold great promise, as new agents emerge and others consolidate their place on our shelves. We will be forced to rethink strategies and redefine management as a new era of immuno-oncology dawns.

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