High response rates to experimental immunotherapy in patients with treatment-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia
July 17, 2017
| By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
Most patients with recurrent chronic lymphocytic leukemia who were enrolled in a small, early- phase trial saw their advanced tumors shrink or even disappear after an infusion of genetically engineered immune cells. Dr. Cameron Turtle, one of the study’s leaders, presented the results on Saturday at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego.
New research writes latest chapter in one drug's story
June 27, 2017
| by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
The leukemia drug gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg) was pulled from the market seven years after initial approval. Now, new evidence may be bringing it back to life to treat a specific group of patients.