Keith W. Pratz, MD, on AML: Venetoclax, Azacitidine, and Disease Response
EHA 2021 Virtual Congress
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).
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).
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 progression-free survival vs placebo as a first-line treatment for patients with myelofibrosis (Abstract S203).
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).
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 patients with ultra-high–risk newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and plasma cell leukemia who were treated with augmented autologous transplant and daratumumab plus cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (Abstract S181).
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 myelofibrosis such as anemia and splenomegaly. Results showed that transfusion independence was associated with improved overall survival in patients who had received momelotinib (Abstract S202).