Results from a cohort of the TAPUR study showed that the combination of cobimetinib plus vemurafenib demonstrated antitumor activity among patients with BRAF mutations who are not otherwise eligible for treatment with other FDA-approved therapies.
Nimotuzumab plus gemcitabine improved overall survival in patients with KRAS wild-type advanced pancreatic cancer, especially in those who did not need surgery for obstruction of a pancreatic bile duct.
The time-limited combination of ibrutinib plus chemoimmunotherapy in younger fit patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia increased the rate of complete responses with bone marrow undetectable minimal residual disease, regardless of IGHV mutation, according to long-term follow-up data.
The infusion of E-Coli- and Erwinia-derived asparaginase therapies combined with chemotherapy appeared to be well tolerated with biological efficacy in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia under the age of 55, providing an additional option for patients for whom further asparagine treatment is contraindicated due to toxicity.
Data presented at 2021 ASH indicate that 2-year progression-free survival rates were improved when ibrutinib was added to rituximab plus mini-CHOP in an elderly cohort of patients with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.