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EHA 2021 Virtual Congress

Leukemia

Phase III GLOW Trial: Improved Outcomes With First-Line Ibrutinib Plus Venetoclax in Elderly Patients With CLL

Fixed-duration ibrutinib and venetoclax as a first-line treatment yielded superior outcomes compared with chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), based on t...

Hematologic Malignancies

MAIA Update: Overall Survival Benefit Reported With Daratumumab Plus Lenalidomide in Myeloma

In an updated analysis of the phase III MAIA trial, the addition of the monoclonal antibody daratumumab to the immunomodulatory agent lenalidomide and the corticosteroid dexamethasone (D-Rd) significa...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

Martin H. Dreyling, MD, PhD, on Follicular Lymphoma: Safety and Efficacy of Tisagenlecleucel

Martin H. Dreyling, MD, PhD, of University Hospital Munich Grosshadern Klinikum, discusses phase II results from the ELARA trial, which suggests tisagenlecleucel may be a promising immunotherapy for a...

multiple myeloma

Cristina Gasparetto, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Selinexor, Carfilzomib, and Dexamethasone in Carfilzomib-Nonrefractory Patients

Cristina Gasparetto, MD, of Duke University, discusses findings from a study that suggests patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma benefit from weekly selinexor, carfilzomib, and dexamethaso...

hematologic malignancies

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, on Myelofibrosis, Transfusion Independence, and Momelotinib

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, of UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center, discusses new findings on momelotinib, a potent JAK1, JAK2, and ACVR1 inhibitor with clinical activity against hallmark features of myelofib...

hematologic malignancies

Claire Harrison, MD, DM, on Myelofibrosis: Fedratinib as First-Line Therapy After Prior Ruxolitinib

Claire Harrison, MD, of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, discusses survival results from the JAKARTA and JAKARTA2 trials, which showed that fedratinib, an oral JAK2 inhibitor, significantly improved pr...

lymphoma
immunotherapy

Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, on Hodgkin Lymphoma: Brentuximab Vedotin With Chemotherapy

Martin Hutchings, MD, PhD, of Copenhagen University Hospital, discusses a 5-year update of the phase III ECHELON-1 study, which suggested brentuximab vedotin plus doxorubicin, vinblastine, and dacarba...

multiple myeloma
immunotherapy

Philippe Moreau, MD, on Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: Daratumumab Maintenance vs Observation

Philippe Moreau, MD, of University Hospital Hôtel-Dieu, discusses findings from the CASSIOPEIA trial, Part 1, on daratumumab maintenance vs observation in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myelom...

multiple myeloma
leukemia

Martin Kaiser, MD, on Myeloma and Plasma Cell Leukemia: Transplantation Plus Daratumumab/CVRD Therapy

Martin Kaiser, MD, of The Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, discusses findings from the UK OPTIMUM/MUKNINE trial on the depth of response and minimal residual disease status in ...

lymphoma

Gaurav Goyal, MD, on DLBCL: Comparing R-CHOP and R-EPOCH for Overall Survival Benefits

Gaurav Goyal, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, reports on findings from a large multi-institutional database study, which showed there was no apparent difference in overall survival bet...

Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

Phase II Study of Naratuximab Emtansine Plus Rituximab in DLBCL

Adding the antibody-drug conjugate naratuximab emtansine to rituximab resulted in favorable overall survival and complete response rates for patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell l...

Leukemia
Lymphoma

Ibrutinib/Venetoclax vs Chlorambucil/Obinutuzumab in Previously Untreated Older Patients With CLL/SLL

In a primary analysis of the phase III GLOW study, a once-daily, all-oral, fixed-duration dose of ibrutinib and venetoclax for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) resul...

leukemia

Arnon P. Kater, MD, PhD, on CLL: Fixed-Duration Ibrutinib and Venetoclax vs Chlorambucil Plus Obinutuzumab

Arnon P. Kater, MD, PhD, of the University of Amsterdam, discusses a primary analysis of the phase III GLOW study, which, for the first time, compared the efficacy and safety of fixed-duration ibrutin...

leukemia

Keith W. Pratz, MD, on AML: Venetoclax, Azacitidine, and Disease Response

Keith W. Pratz, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the outcomes of patients with acute myeloid leukemia who took part in the VIALE-A trial and were treated with venetoclax and azacitidin...

hematologic malignancies
immunotherapy

Efstathios Kastritis, MD, on Amyloidosis: Standard of Care Plus Daratumumab

Efstathios Kastritis, MD, of the University of Athens, discusses updated phase III results from the ANDROMEDA study of patients with newly diagnosed light chain amyloidosis. The trial further supports...

Leukemia
Lymphoma

Zanubrutinib vs Ibrutinib in Relapsed/Refractory CLL/SLL: ALPINE Trial

Zanubrutinib—a second-generation Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor—significantly improved response rates and delayed disease progression as compared to the standard of care, ibrutinib, in patie...

Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

Axicabtagene Ciloleucel Demonstrates Improvement Across Multiple Endpoints in Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

In the treatment of relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma, a comparison of data from the ZUMA-5 trial with those of the external control cohort of the SCHOLAR-5 trial showed substantial improvement ...

Multiple Myeloma
Immunotherapy

Overall Survival Benefit With Upfront Daratumumab Plus Lenalidomide/Dexamethasone for Newly Diagnosed Transplant-Ineligible Patients With Multiple Myeloma

In an updated analysis of the phase III MAIA trial, the addition of daratumumab to lenalidomide and dexamethasone resulted in a statistically significant overall survival benefit over lenalidomide/dex...

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