Michael Wang, MD, on Mantle Cell Lymphoma: New Results on Ibrutinib Plus Venetoclax
Michael Wang, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses phase III results from the Sympatico study, which shows the combination of ibrutinib and venetoclax improved progression-free survival vs ibrutinib plus placebo in patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma. According to Dr. Wang, these findings demonstrate a favorable benefit-risk profile for ibrutinib plus venetoclax in this patient population (Abstract LBA2).
Andrew Srisuwananukorn, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses a novel artificial intelligence model that can distinguish between prefibrotic primary myelofibrosis and essential thrombocythemia. This proposed model may assist clinicians in identifying patients who may benefit from disease-specific therapies or enrollment in clinical trials (Abstract 901).
Hamish S. Scott, PhD, and Chris Hahn, PhD, both of Australia’s SA Pathology and Centre for Cancer, discuss ERG, a new predisposition gene for bone marrow failure and hematologic malignancy. Identifying causal germline ERG variants has direct clinical implications for diagnosis, counseling, surveillance, and treatment strategies, according to Drs. Scott and Hahn (Abstract LBA5).
Jeffrey E. Rubnitz, MD, PhD, of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, discusses study findings suggesting that pharmacogenomic differences between Black and White patients should be considered when tailoring induction regimens to improve outcomes of all patients and bridge the racial disparity gap in acute myeloid leukemia treatment (Abstract 386).
Pieter Sonneveld, MD, PhD, of the Netherland’s Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, discusses primary results from the Perseus trial, showing that for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are eligible for transplantation, the combination of daratumumab plus bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone, followed by daratumumab and lenalidomide maintenance, may be a new standard of care (Abstract LBA1).
Danai Dima, MD, of the Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, discusses teclistamab-cqyv, a B-cell maturation antigen approved in October 2022 for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least four prior lines of therapy. Dr. Dima and her team evaluated the real-world safety and efficacy of this agent and found encouraging evidence of efficacy in a real-world setting (Abstract 91).