Arnon P. Kater, MD, PhD, on CLL: Fixed-Duration Ibrutinib and Venetoclax vs Chlorambucil Plus Obinutuzumab
EHA 2021 Virtual Congress
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 ibrutinib plus venetoclax with chlorambucil plus obinutuzumab for first-line treatment of older patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (LB1902).
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 adults with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma (Abstract S210).
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 azacitidine. The patients had achieved both composite complete remission and measurable residual disease of < 10-3 (Abstract S137).
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 between R-CHOP and R-EPOCH among patients with advanced-stage MYC-rearranged, double-hit, or triple-hit diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Further studies are needed for better risk stratification to optimize outcomes (Abstract S224).
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 dexamethasone, which was reported to be active, with an overall response rate of 78% and an overall progression-free survival of 23 months (Abstract S188).
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 the use of daratumumab plus VCd (bortezomib, cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone), which was shown to be clinically superior to VCd alone (Abstract S189).