Conference Correspondent

The investigational dual-targeted BM38 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy achieved an objective response in more than 90% of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who had received ≥3 previous therapies and whose disease had spread outside of the bone marrow. Furthermore, the therapy cleared extramedullary lesions in almost all patients with these lesions, according to results presented at ASH 2019. Read More ›

A new CD45-targeting antibody radiation-conjugate, iodine-131 (I-131) apamistamab, may be a less toxic alternative to today’s standard practice of chemotherapy-based lymphodepletion regimens before initiation of adoptive cell therapy, according to results presented at ASH 2019. Read More ›

Mosunetuzumab is an investigational bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) agent dually targeting 2 proteins on the surface of lymphoma cells—CD3 (on the surface of T-cells) and CD20 (on the surface of B-cells). Read More ›

Use of a time-limited triplet combination of acalabrutinib, venetoclax, and obinutuzumab in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia offers high rates of undetectable minimal residual disease in bone marrow with acceptable tolerability. Read More ›

For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who are treated with acalabrutinib, disease progression is largely attributed to specific mutations in Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK). Acalabrutinib resistance mechanisms are similar to those seen with ibrutinib. Read More ›

In the minimal residual disease (MRD) cohort of the phase 2 CAPTIVATE study, first-line ibrutinib + venetoclax treatment resulted in high rates of undetectable MRD in both peripheral blood and bone marrow of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Read More ›

The ongoing phase 1/2 HOVON 124/Ecwm-R2 trial showed the combination of ixazomib citrate, rituximab, and dexamethasone to be feasible, with promising efficacy and manageable toxicity in patients with relapsed or progressive Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Read More ›

Extended follow-up of the E1912 trial showed a significant advantage for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treated with ibrutinib + rituximab compared with those treated with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR). Read More ›

Updated results from a phase 1/2 trial indicate that acalabrutinib monotherapy was associated with a favorable safety profile and showed antileukemic activity in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma, irrespective of high-risk genomic features. Read More ›

Genetic cancer screening and testing are valuable tools that can be used for the early detection of familial/hereditary cancer syndromes. However, people living in rural, medically underserved areas may have difficulty accessing these potentially life-saving services. Read More ›

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