Arnon Kater, MD, PhD on CLL: Recent Data on Venetoclax, Ibrutinib, and Undetectable MRD
EHA Hybrid Congress 2023
Arnon Kater, MD, PhD, of the University of Amsterdam Medical Centers, discusses results from the phase II VISION/HO141 trial of venetoclax plus ibrutinib in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). For patients with undetectable measurable residual disease (MRD) after 15 cycles of treatment, treatment cessation with MRD-guided reinitiation was found to be a feasible approach.
Nicholas J. Short, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses findings from a phase II study subgroup analysis that explored the question of whether ponatinib and blinatumomab, both active in Philadelphia chromosome–positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia, could offer an effective chemotherapy-free treatment for patients with newly diagnosed disease as well as reduce the need for allogeneic stem cell transplantation (Abstract S118).
Nikhil Munshi, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the final safety and efficacy results from the phase Ib/II CARTITUDE-1 trial of ciltacabtagene autoleucel. This CAR T-cell therapy targets B-cell maturation antigen in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Longer median progression-free survival was observed after a single infusion of this agent than any previously reported therapy in heavily pretreated patients (Abstract S202).
Rami S. Komrokji, MD, of Moffitt Cancer Center, discusses an assessment of new classifications for myeloid neoplasms and the ongoing efforts to harmonize these classifications, so researchers can better understand risk, outcomes, and survival among patients with genetically distinct types of the disease.
Matthew J. Frank, MD, PhD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses new findings showing that CD22 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is an effective and safe salvage therapy for patients with CAR19-refractory large B-cell lymphoma. A multicenter phase II clinical trial is planned for 2023 (Abstract S230).
Jennifer R. Brown, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses phase I/II findings from the Bruin study of resistance to pirtobrutinib in patients with covalent BTK inhibitor–pretreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The aim of the study was to explore the genomic evolution of resistance to this agent.