Significant advancements in the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) in children have improved their outcomes. However, ALL treatment and eradication remain a major challenge in adults. In a recent webinar, two specialists from the US discussed current ALL treatment strategies and goals of future regimens.
A novel cellular therapy that links the bispecific antibody AFM13 with cord blood–derived natural killer cells (AFM13-NK), when used at recommended phase II dose (RP2D), produces a 100 percent overall response rate (ORR) in patients with refractory or relapsed CD30-positive Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphomas (HL/NHL), according to results of the NCT04074746 trial presented at American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2022.
A stem cell–like epigenetic signature is identified in pretreatment samples from young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) who are resistant to CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, with potential utility for refining patient selection for appropriate treatment.
In patients with resectable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), neoadjuvant nivolumab in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy significantly improves event-free survival (EFS) and shows a trend towards better overall survival (OS) vs chemotherapy alone, without impeding the feasibility of surgery or increasing adverse events (AEs), according to results of the phase III CheckMate 816 trial.
The combination of ipilimumab and nivolumab may provide a progression-free survival (PFS) benefit in patients with metastatic or unresectable melanoma who did not respond to anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 therapy, according to a small study presented at AACR 2022.
The KRASG12C inhibitor sotorasib has demonstrated durable efficacy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic KRASG12C-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with 2-year overall survival (OS) reported in one-third of patients in the CodeBreaK 100 trial.