‘Highest response rate ever reported’ in relapsed mantle cell lymphoma

mantle cellA good summary if a bit technical of recent findings on new mantle cell lymphoma treatments from the American Society of Hematology annual meeting. Two new treatments for relapsed MCL with encouraging results:

  • Ibrutinib
  • Bortezomib (Velcade) – updating on longer-term outcomes

No sense from the article how this success rate compares to other approaches (e.g., allo stem cell transplants) but something to raise with your hematologists should you be in this situation.

‘Highest response rate ever reported’ in relapsed mantle cell lymphoma : IMNG Oncology Report.

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2 thoughts on “‘Highest response rate ever reported’ in relapsed mantle cell lymphoma

  1. Thanks for the report, Andrew, and thank you for your continuing blogging and research on advances in MCL treatment and survivorship. How are you?

    As for me, I am now less than 6 months away from the 7-year milestone of MCL survival, not the record, but approaching. Only had the one relapse (3 years ago) post the SCT, but that has successfully treated with Tomotherapy. Many, like me and you, are blessed to have received (and continue to receive) the best treatment ever available to fight this disease. God bless us all!

    • Thanks Mike. Doing well. And congrats on your upcoming anniversary, these are important markers, even if some of the family and other markers are even more so. Best wishes for the holidays.

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