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BACKGROUND Treatment options for myelofibrosis are limited. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib, a potent and selective Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and 2 inhibitor, as compared with the best available therapy, in patients with myelofibrosis. METHODS We assigned 219 patients with intermediate-2 or high-risk primary myelofibrosis, post-polycythemia(More)
Ruxolitinib is a potent Janus kinase (JAK)1/JAK2 inhibitor that has demonstrated rapid reductions in splenomegaly and marked improvement in disease-related symptoms and quality of life in patients with myelofibrosis (MF). The present analysis reports the 3-year follow-up (median, 151 weeks) of the efficacy and safety of Controlled Myelofibrosis Study With(More)
The safety and efficacy of azacitidine (5-day schedule) were assessed in a multicenter study in 40 patients (median age 72 years) with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) medically unfit for (n = 20) or resistant to chemotherapy (n = 20) from April to October 2008. Median marrow blasts were 42%. After a median follow-up of 13 months, response (complete remission(More)
This multicenter, randomized, open-label, phase 3 trial evaluated azacitidine efficacy and safety vs conventional care regimens (CCRs) in 488 patients age ≥65 years with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with >30% bone marrow blasts. Before randomization, a CCR (standard induction chemotherapy, low-dose ara-c, or supportive care only) was(More)
This phase 1 dose finding study tested a combination of lenalidomide, bendamustine and prednisolone (RBP) in 21 patients in five cohorts with advanced multiple relasped/refractory myeloma (MM) to determine the maximum tolerable dose (MTD) of the combination. The first cohort received a starting dose of lenalidomide 10 mg/d, days 1-21, bendamustine 60(More)
PURPOSE The use of low-dose, irradiation-based preparative regimens have allowed the extension of allografting to older and medically infirm patients. The study reported here assessed outcomes for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in different stages of their disease, who were not considered candidates for conventional hematopoietic cell(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Trisomy 8 (+8) is among the commonest genetic aberrations seen in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the prognostic significance of this aberration and the best consolidation strategy for patients with it are still not resolved. Additional prognostic indicators are needed to further classify these patients and determine their(More)
Reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) transplants were first developed almost a decade ago to reduce the transplant-related mortality (TRM) of allogeneic haematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and to make the graft-versus-leukaemia effect accessible to patients otherwise ineligible for HCT. Acute myelogenous leukaemia (AML) in elderly patients is now a(More)
There is a major unmet medical need for treatment options in elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are deemed ineligible for intensive treatment. The recent approval of decitabine in the European Union for the treatment of patients with AML≥ 65 years old highlights the potential for hypomethylating agents in this setting. Here, we review(More)
Prior to Janus kinase inhibitors, available therapies for myelofibrosis were generally supportive and did not improve survival. This analysis compares efficacy outcomes of patients with myelofibrosis in the control arms (placebo [n=154] and best available therapy [n=73]) from the two phase 3 COntrolled MyeloFibrosis study with ORal JAK inhibitor Treatment(More)