Martin Kaiser, MD, on Myeloma and Plasma Cell Leukemia: Transplantation Plus Daratumumab/CVRD Therapy
EHA 2021 Virtual Congress
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).
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 myeloma who have been treated with bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone, with or without daratumumab, and autologous stem cell transplantation (Abstract S180).
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).
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).
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).
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).