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Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

Phase I Study in NHL: Use of ‘Armored’ CAR T Cells May Be Feasible After Standard CAR T-Cell Failure

A novel “armored” chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell appears to be feasible for retreatment of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) who fail to respond to standard CAR T-cell therapy, according to preliminary results of a phase I trial presented at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting.1 The unique...

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New Risk Stratification Model for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Zanwar et al developed a prognostic model for overall survival in patients with Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia based on age, albumin level, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level. Study Details In the study, data from 889 consecutive treatment-naive...

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Issues in Oncology
Immunotherapy

Novel CAR T-Cell Therapy Under Study in Relapsed or Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

A novel “armored” type of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy called huCART19-IL18 may prove to be effective in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who do not respond to standard CAR T-cell therapy, according to recent findings from a phase I clinical trial presented by Svoboda et al at...

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Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, on Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Follow-up on Subcutaneous Epcoritamab Monotherapy

Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses 2.5-year follow-up data on epcoritamab monotherapy for patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma. The subcutaneous regimen continues to demonstrate durable responses (Abstract 7039).

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Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, on Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Update on Use of Epcoritamab Plus Chemotherapy

Yasmin H. Karimi, MD, of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses data reaffirming the efficacy and feasibility of using epcoritamab plus R-DHAX/C (rituximab, dexamethasone, cytarabine, and oxaliplatin or carboplatin) in autologous stem cell transplant–eligible patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Response rates were reported to be high, and most patients proceeded to transplant (Abstract 7032).

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William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, on CLL/SLL: Updated Findings on Ibrutinib and Venetoclax

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses up to 5.5 years of follow-up data from the phase II CAPTIVATE study, showing that in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), fixed duration ibrutinib plus venetoclax continues to provide clinically meaningful progression-free disease in those with high-risk genomic features as well as in the overall population (Abstract 7009).

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Joshua D. Brody, MD, on Follicular Lymphoma: New Data on Epcoritamab, Rituximab, and Lenalidomide

Joshua D. Brody, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, discusses results from the EPCORE NHL-2 study, which was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of epcoritamab-bysp plus rituximab and lenalidomide in the first-line setting for patients with follicular lymphoma and to assess epcoritamab as maintenance therapy in this population (Abstract 7014).

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Peter Riedell, MD, on DLBCL: Expert Commentary on Data From the ECHELON-3 Study

Peter Riedell, MD, of The University of Chicago, discusses phase III findings on the regimen of brentuximab vedotin in combination with lenalidomide and rituximab for patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This therapy demonstrated a survival advantage in the third-line setting, but as this is an interim analysis, questions remain regarding long-term safety and duration of response, according to Dr. Riedell (Abstract LBA7005).

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Peter Riedell, MD, on DLBCL: Expert Commentary on the DEB Study

Peter Riedell, MD, of The University of Chicago, discusses phase III results on the use of tucidinostat plus R-CHOP in patients with previously untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) with double expression of MYC and BCL2. The regimen appeared to improve event-free survival and complete response rates vs R-CHOP in the front-line setting. As this is an interim analysis, longer-term follow-up will be needed to better understand its impact, says Dr. Riedell.

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David J. Andorsky, MD, on DLBCL and FL: New Data on Use of Subcutaneous Epcoritamab

David J. Andorsky, MD, of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, discusses EPCORE NHL-6, an ongoing study of patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL). As outpatients, the study participants were given subcutaneous epcoritamab-bysp to see whether they could be safely monitored and cytokine-release syndrome appropriately managed in the outpatient setting (Abstract 7029).

Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

CAR T-Cell Therapy in Patients With Central Nervous System Lymphoma

A chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy approved for patients with large B-cell lymphoma has produced positive results in a pilot study involving patients with relapsed, treatment-resistant central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma. These findings from a small cohort were presented by Nayak et ...

Lymphoma

Combination BrECADD Is Significantly More Effective Than BEACOPP for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma, Study Finds

Although advancements in the treatment of classical Hodgkin lymphoma have increased the 5-year relative survival rate of patients with the disease to nearly 90%, dose-intensified treatment strategies may increase the risk for acute and long-term toxicities. The German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG)...

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Muhit Özcan, MD, on CLL/SLL: Report on a Still-Recruiting International Study of Nemtabrutinib, Venetoclax, and Rituximab

Muhit Özcan, MD, of Turkey’s Ankara University School of Medicine, discusses the ongoing phase III BELLWAVE-010 study of nemtabrutinib plus venetoclax vs venetoclax plus rituximab in previously treated patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) (Abstract TPS7089).  

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FDA Approves Lisocabtagene Maraleucel for Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma

On May 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi) for adult patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least two prior lines of systemic therapy, including a...

Lymphoma
Issues in Oncology

Are Tattoos Linked to a Heightened Risk of Lymphoma?

Tattoos may be a risk factor in the development of lymphoma, according to a recent study published by Nielsen et al in eClinicalMedicine. Background A majority of individuals receive their first tattoos at a young age, exposing them to tattoo ink for a larger portion of their lives. The long-term...

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Partnering With Patients Is Integral for a Good Outcome

About 3 years ago, I woke up from a sound sleep and was having a hard time breathing. It felt like someone was sitting on my neck, constricting my airways. I could feel prominent swelling in my lymph nodes along my neck and clavicle, and I was scared. A trip to the emergency room proved fruitless, ...

Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Lisocabtagene Maraleucel for Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

On May 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to the chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi) for adult patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma who have received two or more prior lines of systemic...

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Third-Line Therapy for Transplant-Ineligible DLBCL

This is Part 3 of Treatment Strategies for Transplant-Ineligible Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL, a three-part video roundtable series. Scroll down to watch the other videos from this roundtable.   In this video, Drs. Jason Westin, Dai Chihara, and Caron A. Jacobson discuss the third-line treatment of patients with transplant-ineligible diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The patient is an 81-year-old man who was initially diagnosed with DLBCL, non-GCB subtype, with an International Prognostic Index Score of 3. He had a 7 x 6 cm retroperitoneal mass causing hydronephrosis and numerous smaller enlarged lymph nodes. He received 6 cycles of R-miniCHOP, and end-of-treatment PET/CT showed a complete response. Six months after completing treatment, a surveillance scan detected suspicion of relapse with multiple enlarged lymph nodes, and a repeat biopsy confirmed DLBCL. He declined a consultation with a CAR T-cell therapy center and was treated with 2 cycles of R-GemOx. Unfortunately, although PET/CT scans confirm that some areas have improved, there are now newly enlarged lymph nodes consistent with progressive disease.   In the conversation that follows, the faculty discuss treatment options for patients with transplant-ineligible relapsed/refractory DLBCL, logistical barriers around the use of bispecific antibodies, managing toxicities such as cytokine-release syndrome, and the curative potential for bispecific antibodies.

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Late Relapsing DLBCL

This is Part 2 of Treatment Strategies for Transplant-Ineligible Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL, a three-part video roundtable series. Scroll down to watch the other videos from this roundtable.   In this video, Drs. Jason Westin, Dai Chihara, and Caron A. Jacobson discuss the treatment of late relapsing diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The patient is a 77-year-old woman who was previously diagnosed with DLBCL, GCB subtype, without MYC translocation, and with an International Prognostic Index Score of 2 at diagnosis with stage II disease. She was treated with R-CHOP for 6 cycles; however, she was hospitalized after cycle 4 with neutropenic fever, and cycles 5 and 6 were subsequently dose reduced. She achieved a complete response on the end-of-treatment PET/CT and regained her functional status back to baseline over the next 6 months. Two and half years after treatment, she presents with a new fullness in her right axilla, and a PET/CT shows FDG-avid adenopathy in bilateral axillae and the retroperitoneum. A repeat biopsy confirms DLBCL.   In the conversation that follows, the faculty discuss the current standard-of-care treatment options for older patients with DLBCL whose disease progresses after 12 months, whether CAR T-cell therapy would be an option, the importance of repeat biopsy, and the role of tafasitamab plus lenalidomide in patients with DLBCL that is not refractory to initial therapy.

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Early Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL

This is Part 1 of Treatment Strategies for Transplant-Ineligible Relapsed/Refractory DLBCL, a three-part video roundtable series. Scroll down to watch the other videos from this roundtable.   In this video, Drs. Jason Westin, Dai Chihara, and Caron A. Jacobson discuss the treatment of early relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The patient is a 76-year-old man who was diagnosed with DLBCL, non-GCB subtype, with no translocation of MYC and an International Prognostic Index score of 4 at diagnosis. He was treated with 6 cycles of R-CHOP and achieved a complete response on interim PET, but has progressive disease on end-of-treatment PET. He tolerated treatment relatively well and has a performance status of 1. A biopsy confirms refractory DLBCL. He has adequate organ function based on labs, a repeat echocardiogram, and pulmonary function testing, and his health-care team tells him that he is “too old for stem cell transplant.”   In the conversation that follows, the faculty discuss the current standard-of-care treatment options for patients with DLBCL that progresses within 12 months of front-line therapy, whether there is a maximum age limit for CAR T-cell therapy, and special considerations that should be taken for patients after treatment with CAR T-cell therapy.

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Previously Untreated Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Ibrutinib, Immunochemotherapy, and ASCT

As reported in The Lancet by Martin Dreyling, MD, PhD, and colleagues, results in the European Mantle Cell Lymphoma Network phase III TRIANGLE trial indicate that the addition of ibrutinib to immunochemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) significantly improved failure-free...

Hematologic Malignancies
Lymphoma
Leukemia
Global Cancer Care

Lymphoid Neoplasms: European National Health Expenditure and Long-Term Survival

In an analysis of the EUROCARE-6 data set reported in The Lancet Oncology, Milena Sant, MD, and colleagues found that patients with lymphoid neoplasms from European countries with greater health expenditure had improved 10-year age-standardized relative survival. Study Details The study involved...

Lymphoma
Leukemia

Pirtobrutinib in Patients With Previously Treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma

On December 1, 2023, pirtobrutinib (Jaypirca), a selective, noncovalent  Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor that inhibits both wild-type and C481-mutant BTK with equal low nanomolar potency and is designed to address several of the limitations of covalent BTK inhibitors, was granted...

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Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

Relapsed or Refractory CD7-Positive Leukemia or Lymphoma: CAR T-Cell Therapy Plus HSCT Without GVHD Prophylaxis

In a Chinese study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, Hu et al found that sequential CD7 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) without graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis was effective in patients with...

Lymphoma
Geriatric Oncology
Cardio-oncology

Older Patients With Newly Diagnosed Hodgkin Lymphoma: Preexisting Heart Failure and Survival Outcomes

In a study reported in JACC: CardioOncology, Upshaw et al found that preexisting heart failure was associated with an increased risk of lymphoma and cardiovascular mortality among patients aged ≥ 65 years who were newly diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. The study used linked Surveillance,...

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Breast Cancer
Lymphoma

Breast Implant–Related Cancers: Should Our Patients Be Concerned?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication,1 which was updated2 on March 22, 2023, informing the public that there have been reports of squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and various lymphomas of the breast in the capsule or scar of breast implants. These lymphomas are ...

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Zanubrutinib in Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

On March 7, 2024, the Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor zanubrutinib (Brukinsa) was granted accelerated approval in combination with the monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab for patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy.1 Supporting Efficacy...

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Advanced-Stage Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a highly curable disease, but up to 25% of patients will develop relapsed or refractory classical HL. Although most patients achieve complete response following front-line therapy, key unmet clinical needs include reducing the relapse rate, decreasing acute and...

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Third-Line Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma in a Patient With High-Risk Features

This is Part 3 of Treatment Options for Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma: What Comes Next, a three-part video roundtable series. Scroll down to watch the other videos from this roundtable.   In this video, Drs. Andrew M. Evens, L. Elizabeth Budde, and Carla Casulo discuss the third-line treatment of relapsed/refractory follicular lymphoma in a patient with high-risk features. The patient is a 65-year-old Black man who was initially diagnosed in 2014 and treated with R-CHOP followed by 2 years of rituximab maintenance. After his disease progressed in 2020, he was treated with bendamustine/obinutuzumab, obtaining a complete response, and then received obinutuzumab maintenance until April 2022. In February 2023, he presented with increasing abdominal pressure, fatigue, and drenching night sweats. A PET scan revealed multifocal disease progression, including a bulky left lower quadrant soft tissue mass near the lumbar spine. A biopsy confirmed grade 3 follicular lymphoma with prominent necrosis and multiple patches of large cells; it was positive for CD20, CD10, BCL-2, and BCL-6, and the Ki-67 was 60% to 70%.   In the conversation that follows, the faculty discuss treatment options for patients with high-risk features, choosing between CAR T-cell–based therapies and bispecific antibodies in the third-line setting, and important considerations when administering CD3/CD20-targeted bispecific antibodies in the community setting.

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Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma With POD-24

This is Part 2 of Treatment Options for Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma: What Comes Next, a three-part video roundtable series. Scroll down to watch the other videos from this roundtable.   In this video, Drs. Andrew M. Evens, L. Elizabeth Budde, and Carla Casulo discuss the management of patients with follicular lymphoma who experience progression of disease within 24 months (POD-24). The patient is a 71-year-old fit, White man who presented with fatigue and diffuse lymphadenopathy. After undergoing an excisional node biopsy, he was found to have follicular lymphoma grade 1/2 out of 3. A staging PET scan showed multiple hypermetabolic lesions. He received bendamustine/rituximab induction therapy for 6 cycles and obtained a metabolic complete response; he did not receive rituximab maintenance. Eight months later, he presented with swelling of the right eyelid with new, painful soft tissue lesions. A PET scan showed multiple hypermetabolic subcutaneous nodules in the upper back, left inguinal and right inguinal nodes, and right lateral thigh.   In the conversation that follows, the faculty discuss the meaning and clinical implication of POD-24, optimal treatment options for patients who experience early recurrence, and whether autologous stem cell transplant is still an option in 2024.

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Second-Line Treatment of Relapsed Follicular Lymphoma in a Patient With Comorbidities

This is Part 1 of Treatment Options for Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma: What Comes Next, a three-part video roundtable series. Scroll down to watch the other videos from this roundtable.   In this video, Drs. Andrew M. Evens, L. Elizabeth Budde, and Carla Casulo discuss the second-line treatment of relapsed follicular lymphoma in a patient with comorbidities. The patient is a 74-year-old Asian man who was diagnosed 5 years ago with follicular lymphoma grade 1/2 out of 3 and a Ki-67 score of 5% to 10%. His ECOG performance status was 1, but he had multiple comorbidities that led to a CIRS-G score of 12. After achieving a metabolic complete response on single-agent rituximab therapy, he received 2 years of rituximab maintenance therapy. Remission was maintained for 4 years, but 18 months after his last rituximab, he presented with right leg swelling that was negative for deep vein thrombosis. A coronal PET/CT scan showed a new large retroperitoneal mass abutting the right psoas and iliopsoas muscles, encasing his iliac vessels and ureter.   In the conversation that follows, the faculty discuss the importance of repeat biopsy and molecular testing in patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma, how past medical history and comorbidities influence treatment choice, and the clinical implications of the AUGMENT trial.

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B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Extended Follow-up With Mosunetuzumab

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by L. Elizabeth Budde, MD, PhD, and colleagues, extended follow-up of the dose-escalation phase of a phase I/II trial showed that the CD20 x CD3 T-cell–engaging bispecific antibody mosunetuzumab-axgb—given as an off-the-shelf fixed-duration outpatient ...

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Mantle Cell Lymphoma: Front-Line Therapy

“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade….” —Sir William Osler Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) accounts for approximately 5% to 7% of all lymphomas; the median age of patients with MCL is between 60 and 70 years. This lymphoma is generally considered incurable. Median survival in retrospective...

Leukemia
Lymphoma
Immunotherapy

Accelerated Approval Granted to First CAR T-Cell Therapy for Relapsed or Refractory CLL/SLL

On March 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi), a CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small...

Lymphoma

Should You Reconsider Transplant for Relapsed Large B-Cell Lymphoma in Complete Remission?

For patients with relapsed large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) in complete remission, outcomes were better after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) than with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in a retrospective analysis of a large database presented at the 2023 American Society of...

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FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Zanubrutinib Plus Obinutuzumab for Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

On March 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to the small-molecule BTK inhibitor zanubrutinib (Brukinsa) in combination with the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab for patients with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma after two or more lines of ...

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Romidepsin Plus CHOP in Previously Untreated Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma: Final Analysis of Ro-CHOP Trial

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Camus et al, the final analysis of the phase III Ro-CHOP trial showed no significant progression-free or overall survival benefit with the addition of romidepsin (Ro) to CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) in previously...

Breast Cancer
Lymphoma
Survivorship

Doxorubicin Exposure and Risk of Breast Cancer in Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma

In a Dutch study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Neppelenbroek et al found that doxorubicin treatment was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer among adolescent and adult Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. Study Details The study involved a cohort of 1,964 female 5-year Hodgkin...

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Lymphoma
COVID-19

COVID-19 Risk in Pediatric Patients Receiving Treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or Lymphoma

In a retrospective case series reported in JAMA Network Open, Hashmi et al found that more than one-third of pediatric patients receiving treatment for newly diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoblastic lymphoma (ALL/LL) developed COVID-19 infection during a recent 2-year period. Study...

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Expert Point of View: Dipenkumar Modi, MD

The ASCO Post obtained comments on the Smart Stop study from Dipenkumar Modi, MD, a medical oncologist and hematologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Assistant Professor of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit. Dr. Modi applauded the investigators for...

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Study Finds Four-Drug Targeted Treatment Reduces Chemotherapy Requirement for Some in Large B-Cell Lymphoma

A four-drug targeted therapy regimen proved safe and effective as the first-line treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), achieving a 100% response rate after four cycles, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, reported at the 2023 American Society...

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Expert Point of View: Carla Casulo, MD

Session co-moderator Carla Casulo, MD, offered her thoughts on the response-adapted use of ultra-low–dose radiotherapy in gastric MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma, as reported by the investigators from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Casulo is Associate Professor of Medicine and...

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‘Ultra-Low Dose’ of Radiotherapy May Be Enough in Gastric MALT Lymphoma, Study Finds

For patients with gastric MALT (mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue) lymphoma, an “ultra-low dose” of radiotherapy was as effective as the higher, standard dose in providing local control and freedom from distant relapse, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported at...

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Should You Reconsider Transplant for Relapsed Large B-Cell Lymphoma in Complete Remission?

For patients with relapsed large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) in complete remission, outcomes were better after autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) than with chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in a retrospective analysis of a large database presented at the 2023 American Society of...

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Golidocitinib in Relapsed or Refractory Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma

In a phase II trial (JACKPOT8 Part B) reported in The Lancet Oncology, Song et al found that the selective JAK1 tyrosine kinase inhibitor golidocitinib showed activity in patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Study Details In the trial, 104 patients from sites in...

Lymphoma
Hematologic Malignancies
Immunotherapy

Blood Tests Could Help Predict Which Patients With Lymphoma May Respond Poorly to CAR T-Cell Therapy

Researchers may have uncovered a novel strategy to identify which patients may experience poorer outcomes from chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy prior to treatment, according to a recent study published by Faramand et al in Blood Cancer Discovery. The findings indicate opportunities to ...

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Expert Point of View: Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD

Andrew D. Zelenetz, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Quality Informatics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, offered his thoughts on the combination of venetoclax and ibrutinib in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, as presented at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH)...

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SYMPATICO Trial: Ibrutinib Plus Venetoclax Improves Progression-Free Survival in Relapsed Mantle Cell Lymphoma

The combination of ibrutinib and venetoclax has led to an improved progression-free survival rate in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), according to findings presented at the 2023 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting & Exposition.1 Interim analysis...

Hematologic Malignancies
Lymphoma
Leukemia

Novel CAR NK-Cell Therapy May Offer Benefit in Patients With B-Cell Malignancies

A novel chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) natural killer (NK)-cell therapy may be effective at treating patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies, according to a novel study published by Marin et al in Nature Medicine. Study Methods and Results In the new phase I/II trial, researchers...

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Follicular Lymphoma: Long-Term Follow-up of Rituximab Dosing Strategies Among Patients With Low Tumor Burden

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Brad S. Kahl, MD, and colleagues, long-term follow-up of the phase III Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group RESORT study (E4402) showed that rituximab maintenance did not improve overall survival vs rituximab retreatment in rituximab induction...

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