Upgrades in Understanding Therapeutic Strategies for Graft-Versus-Host Disease

An educational enduring online activity provided by i3 Health has provided efficiency and knowledge gains encompassing the evolving landscape of therapeutic strategies for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Graft-versus-host disease is a complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), affecting between 40% and 60% of patients and accounting for 15% of posttransplant mortality. Acute GVHD is the second-leading cause of transplant-related mortality and typically targets the sk...

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Ibrutinib Approved for Pediatric Patients With Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease

The FDA has approved ibrutinib (Imbruvica®, Pharmacyclics LLC) for treatment of pediatric patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) following failure of one or more lines of systemic therapy. "Pediatric cGVHD, a potentially debilitating, life-threatening complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, has limited treatment options," wrote Marco Zecca, MD, Director of the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology Unit at the Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo in Italy, ...

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New Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes in Graft-Versus-Host Disease With Shernan Holtan, MD, and Carrie Kitko, MD

Oncology Data Advisor™ · New Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes in Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) is a common complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and a major contributor to morbidity and mortality (DeFilipp et al, 2021; Malard et al, 2020). Acute GVHD occurs within 100 days of transplant and typically targets the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and liver (LLS, 2022). Chronic GVHD often presents within the first year...

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