Nikhil Munshi, MD, on Multiple Myeloma: Data From the CARTITUDE-1 Study of Ciltacabtagene Autoleucel
EHA Hybrid Congress 2023
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).
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.
Nigel Russell, MD, of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, discusses the latest results from the AML19 trial, which showed the chemotherapy regimen FLAG-Ida (fludarabine, high-dose cytarabine, idarubicin, and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor), when combined with gemtuzumab ozogamicin, reduced levels of measurable residual disease and improved overall survival in patients with NPM1-mutated acute myeloid leukemia after induction therapy.
Nicholas J. Short, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses new data on improved outcomes in patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia who received the combination of mini-HCVD and reduced-dose inotuzumab and then blinatumomab in sequence. In mini-HCVD, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone are administered with a 50% dose reduction, methotrexate with a 75% dose reduction, cytarabine with an 83% dose reduction, and anthracycline is omitted entirely. (Abstract S119)
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).
Paolo Corradini, MD, of Italy’s Istituto Nazionale Dei Tumori, discusses findings from the CART-SIE Real Life Italian Study, which compared treatment outcomes for patients with relapsed or refractory primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), all of whom received axicabtagene ciloleucel. The trial showed that those with PMBCL had superior survival outcomes than did those with DLBCL.