Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

FDA Approves Mylotarg for Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (09-5-2017)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia whose tumors express the CD33 antigen (CD33-positive AML). The FDA also approved Mylotarg for... Continue Reading

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy (09-1-2017)

CAR T-cell therapy approved to treat certain children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering... Continue Reading

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy (09-1-2017)

CAR T-cell therapy approved to treat certain children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a historic action today making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering... Continue Reading

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Besponsa for the Treatment of Refractory B-cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (08-22-2017)

Besponsa (Inotuzumab ozogamicin) is a targeted therapy designed to bind to B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cancer cells that express the CD22 antigen. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia comprises approximately 25% of cancer diagnoses among children... Continue Reading

FDA Grants Iclusig® Expanded Approval for CML (12-14-2016)

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... Continue Reading

Rituxan Improves Survival in Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (09-26-2016)

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)... Continue Reading

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin Improves Progression-Free Survival in Acute Leukemia (09-6-2016)

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... Continue Reading

Blincyto® Improves Survival in Type of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (06-23-2016)

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... Continue Reading

Hydrocortisone Significantly Improves Neuropsychological Issues in Some Children with Leukemia (05-16-2016)

The use of physiologic doses of hydrocortisone appears to significantly improve neuropsychological issues caused by treatment including dexamethasone among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. These results were published as an early release article... Continue Reading

Blincyto® is Promising New Treatment Option for Philadelphia Chromosome-positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (01-19-2016)

Amgen, a biotechnology company, has announced that their immunotherapy drug Blincyto® (blinatumomab) appears promising in the treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The company announced findings... Continue Reading

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