From the Blood Journals

From the Blood Journals

Research from the Blood family of journals: Blood and Blood Advances

Can Pevonedistat Improve Azacitidine’s Activity in Older Patients With AML?

Adding pevonedistat, a first-in-class inhibitor of the NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE), to azacitidine led to responses in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to...
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Long-Term PACE Follow-Up Confirms Ponatinib’s Benefit in CP-CML

At five-year follow-up, treatment with the third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) ponatinib led to deep and durable responses in patients with heavily pretreated chronic-phase...

Standardized MRD Assay for FLT3-ITD-Mutated AML Could Guide AML Therapy Decisions

In a report published in Blood Advances, researchers describe a standardized minimal residual disease (MRD) assay that can detect FLT3-ITD mutations in patients with...
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International Workshop on CLL Updates Guidelines for the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

Prompted by advances in the biology and treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the National Cancer Institute–sponsored International Workshop on CLL has...
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Insights From a Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Registry: Broad Spectrum of Severity, Broad Role for...

No guidelines exist for the diagnosis, management, and monitoring of patients with red cell pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency – the most common glycolytic defect...
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Brentuximab Vedotin and CHP Combination Leads to Lasting Remissions in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

Half of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) who were treated with brentuximab vedotin in combination with CHP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, prednisone) remained in remission...
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The Effect of Moxetumomab Pasudotox on Minimal Residual Disease in Hairy Cell Leukemia

Nearly two-thirds of patients with relapsed/refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL) who were treated with the anti-CD22 recombinant immunotoxin moxetumomab pasudotox achieved complete remission (CR),...

DOACs Versus Warfarin in Patients With Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation

Newer direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) offer an effective alternative to warfarin that does not require monitoring, but these agents are often not recommended in...
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First-in-Human Trial Finds Single-Agent, Post-Transplant IL-15 Superagonist Tolerable, Effective

Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) is primary potentially curative option for certain patients with advanced hematologic malignancies, but disease relapse post-transplant remains a major...
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Five-Year Follow-Up Shows Response to Ibrutinib Deepens Over Time for CLL Patients

Treatment with continuous, single-agent ibrutinib led to durable responses in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), even among previously untreated patients, patients older than...
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