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CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows “Impressive” Results in Multiple Myeloma

Atlanta, GA—Although chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies directed against the CD19 protein garnered much attention at ASH 2017, CAR T-cells targeting B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA), a protein expressed nearly universally on multiple myeloma cells, were found to be remarkably effective in patients with heavily pretreated multiple myeloma. In the [ Read More ]

Novel TKI Leads to Responses in Heavily Pretreated Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Atlanta, GA—A novel, third-generation, oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), PF-114 mesylate, has antileukemic activity in heavily pretreated patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), including those with T315I mutation, said Jorge E. Cortes, MD, Deputy Chair, Department of Leukemia, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, at ASH 2017. In an ongoing, [ Read More ]

Which Combination Immunotherapies to Use, and When? High Response Rates, but Serious Toxicity Remains a Concern

Atlanta, GA—As single-agent immunotherapies continue to show promising results, the challenge is now to determine which combination regimens with immunotherapies can improve outcomes. According to data presented at ASH 2017, 3 approaches are currently being explored, which include: Using immunotherapies to replace nonspecific cytotoxic agents to increase efficacy and reduce [ Read More ]

Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy Highlighted at ASH 2017

Atlanta, GA—More than 25,000 attendees converged on Atlanta during the middle of a rare winter snowstorm to attend ASH 2017, which featured nearly 5000 scientific abstract presentations ranging from cutting-edge advances in gene therapy and personalized medicine to practice-changing discoveries in immunotherapies. Featured topics included the use of combination therapies [ Read More ]

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