Items Tagged ‘Leukemia’

August 10th, 2017

FDA Approves IDHIFA A new Targeted Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Idhifa (enasidenib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation. The drug is approved for use with a companion diagnostic, the Real Time IDH2 Assay, which is used to detect specific mutations in the IDH2 […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, Enasidenib, Idhifa, Leukemia, News


July 12th, 2017

Novartis CAR-T cell therapy CTL019 unanimously (10-0) recommended for approval by FDA advisory committee to treat pediatric, young adult r/r B-cell ALL

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Recommendation based on review of CTL019 r/r B-cell ALL development program, including the pivotal Phase II global ELIANA trial  A Biologics License Application (BLA) for this indication is under FDA priority review; if approved, CTL019 could become first CAR-T cell therapy available  Positive ODAC recommendation is latest milestone for CTL019 program that started through collaboration […]

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Tags: car-t immunotherapy, Leukemia, Lymphoma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


June 20th, 2017

Precision Therapy Enasidenib Effective in Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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According to early clinical trial results published in the journal Blood, some patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant acute myeloid leukemia may achieve remission with an experimental targeted therapy. AML is the most lethal of the blood cancers, which together are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.; AML is responsible for more […]

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Tags: 2016, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, asco, blood cancer, COMFORT 1, Enasidenib, IDH2 gene, jakafi, Leukemia, myelofibrosis, News


June 14th, 2017

Sprycel Effective for Treatment of Pediatric Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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In 2002, the FDA approved the drug Gleevec (imatinib) as a first-line therapy for adults with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) caused by the fusion gene BCR-ABL, known as the Philadelphia chromosome. The approval dramatically extended the lives of patients with the condition and, in many ways, ushered in the era of molecularly-targeted treatments against cancer. […]

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Tags: BCR-ABL, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, CML, dasatinib), Gleevec, imatinib, Leukemia, News, Philadelphia chromosome Sprycel


June 5th, 2017

Personalized Cell Therapy Combined with Imbruvica Achieves Complete Remission in High Percentage of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

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Combining the kinase inhibitor Imbruvica (ibrutinib) with an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL119 can lead to complete remission in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). The team will present the results from its pilot study […]

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Tags: Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, CTL119, ibrutinib, kinase inhibitor, Leukemia, News, Personalized Cell Therapy, personalized cellular therapy


May 2nd, 2017

Have a Question about Chronic Myeloid Leukemia? Join us on May 25th!

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CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Luskin CancerConnect announces the opportunity to engage with leukemia expert, Marlise Luskin, MD, MSCE. On May 25th, 2017, Dr. Luskin will answer your pre-submitted questions about chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) on CancerConnect. CancerConnect is an online support community for individuals affected by cancer. Dr. Luskin […]

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Tags: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, cml expert, expert, Leukemia, News


December 14th, 2016

FDA Grants Iclusig® Expanded Approval for CML

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Iclusig® (ponatinib) approval to treat all phases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in adults, as well as Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ALL) who are not eligible for treatment with another tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The approval indication also includes adults with T3151-positive CML and T3151-positive […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, CML, Iclusig, Leukemia, News, PACE trial, Ph+ ALL, ponatinib, TKI, tyrosine kinase inhibitor


December 1st, 2016

Duration of Blood Storage Does Not Affect Outcomes for Patients Requiring Blood Transfusions

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The length of time that blood is stored prior to a blood transfusion, within normal ranges, does not appear to affect mortality among patients requiring transfusions. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many patients with cancer require red blood cell transfusions, either in response to the disease itself, or […]

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Tags: Blood transfusions, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, long-term, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, short-term, storage


November 17th, 2016

FDA Priority Review Granted for Midostaurin in Leukemia

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review to PKC412 (midostaurin) in the treatment of newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with the FLT3 mutation, as well as for the treatment of advanced systemic mastocytosis (SM). The diagnostic test to detect the FLT3 mutation has also been accepted for review by […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, fda, FLT3 mutation, itchy skin, Leukemia, mast cell, mastocytosis, midostaurin, News, PKC412


September 26th, 2016

Rituxan Improves Survival in Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Acccording to results recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, young adults with CD20-positive, Philadelphia chromosome  (PH)-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), experience survival benefits with the addition of Rituxan® (rituximab) to standard chemotherapy. ALL in children is a malignant disease, or cancer of the blood, characterized by the rapid uncontrolled growth of abnormal, […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, all, CD20-positive, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, children, Leukemia, News, Ph-negative, Philadelphia chromosome (PH)-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia


September 6th, 2016

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Improves Progression-Free Survival in Acute Leukemia

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The investigative agent, inotuzumab ozogamicin, significantly improves progression-free survival and 2-year survival rates among patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that has stopped responding to prior therapy. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is an aggressive form of leukemia with limited treatment options once it progresses […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, all, inotuzumab ozogamicin, Leukemia, lymphoblastic leukemia, News


August 9th, 2016

Pracinostat Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation from FDA for Treatment in Combination with Azacitidine of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the investigational drug Pracinostat in combination with azacitidine for the treatment of elderly patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the bone marrow (spongy portion found in the middle of bones) and blood […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML, azacitidine, Breakthrough Therapy Designation, elderly, FDA. BTD, HDACs, Leukemia, News, Pracinostat


July 18th, 2016

FDA Places Hold on a Trial Evaluating Genetically Engineered Immune Cells for Cancer Treatment

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has placed a hold on a clinical trial, referred to as the ROCKET trial, due to side effects of the treatment that may be associated with 3 patient deaths. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) technology is an emerging treatment technique that has demonstrated significant effectiveness in the treatment […]

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Tags: Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, CAR technology, Clinical Trials Database, deaths, fda, Fludara, fludarabine, Leukemia, News, ROCKET trial


July 11th, 2016

Imbruvica® Effective in Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

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Imbruvica (ibrutinib) produces long-lasting anti-cancer responses among patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), as well as those who have received prior therapies. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most common form of adult leukemia. The American […]

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Tags: 2016, asco, Bruton’s tyrosine kinase, Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, CLL, early-stage, ibrutinib, imbruvica, Leukemia, News


June 23rd, 2016

Blincyto® Improves Survival in Type of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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The immunotherapeutic agent, Blincyto (blinatumomab), improves survival compared to standard therapy among patients with B-cell precursor, Philadelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) that has stopped responding to prior therapies. These results were presented at a presidential symposium at the 2016 annual European Hematologic Association (EHA) meeting. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most aggressive […]

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Tags: 2016, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, all, BCP-ALL, blinatumomab, blincyto, EAH, Leukemia, News, TOWER trial