Confronting Knowledge Gaps Concerning Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

A learning opportunity provided by i3 Health has demonstrated significant knowledge gains and proficiency regarding the optimization of treating patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) follicular lymphoma (FL). Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States, with a 2022 estimate of around 80,470 people to be diagnosed, with 20,250 of these cases expected to be fatal. One in five of these cases will be FL, which is usually a slow-growing lymphoma but has the chance...

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Accelerated Approval Granted to Tisagenlecleucel for Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

The FDA has given accelerated approval to tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah®, Novartis) for treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) follicular lymphoma (FL) within six months of receiving two or more lines of systemic therapy or if the patient relapsed after an autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant. "Follicular lymphoma is a common non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is generally considered indolent, but the disease remains incurable, and the majority of patients eventually relapse," wrote...

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FDA Approves Daratumumab Plus Hyaluronidase-Fihj, Carfilzomib, and Dexamethasone for Multiple Myeloma

The FDA has approved daratumumab plus hyaluronidase-fihj (Darlazex Faspro®, Janssen Biotech) in combination with carfilzomib (Kyprolis®, Amgen) plus dexamethasone for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who had received 1 to 3 prior lines of therapy. "Daratumumab is a human immunoglobulin G kappa monoclonal antibody targeting CD38 with a direct on-tumor and immunomodulatory mechanism of action," wrote Ajai Chari, MD, Professor of Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology at ...

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Educational Needs in the Management of Relapsed/Refractory Follicular Lymphoma

Follicular lymphoma, an indolent, difficult-to-treat B-cell malignancy, is complicated by evolving disease subtypes. Patient outcomes can be hampered by the failure of the multidisciplinary team to establish consensus on the optimal timing, schedule, and length of follicular lymphoma treatment. In addition, the rapid pace of research makes it difficult to stay abreast of the latest and most clinically relevant therapies. This educational gap in the treatment and management of follicular lymphoma...

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CAR T-Cell Therapy: New Treatment for Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Large B-cell lymphoma is an extremely destructive, invasive subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Often, patients with this malignancy have undergone several treatments that have not worked. New therapeutic approaches are necessary for relapsed/refractory disease. A breakthrough personalized treatment, CAR T-cell therapy may be an option for patients with relapsed/refractory large B-cell lymphoma. Patients undergo a process called leukapheresis, in which a patient's blood is collected and put through...

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Potential Treatment for Relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Researchers have developed a new treatment that has the potential to work powerfully for some patients with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). One of the deadliest cancers, AML has a five-year survival rate of around 30%, which drops to under 10% for elderly patients. Around 30% of patients with AML have an activating mutation in the tyrosine kinase domain (TKD) of fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) or an FLT internal tandem duplication. These patients generally respond well initially to...

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