Jenny Ko, PharmD

All articles by Jenny Ko, PharmD

BELA Trial: Bosutinib May Be Superior to Imatinib in Newly Diagnosed Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

At the 53rd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition, Jorge E. Cortes, MD of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, and colleagues presented 24-month follow-up data from the BELA Trial. The BELA trial evaluated the efficacy of bosutinib, an oral, dual competitive inhibitor of the Src and Abl tyrosine kinases, in newly diagnosed chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML).

Excellent PFS and OS Observed with CHOP Combination Regimens in Newly Diagnosed Advanced Stage Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

“In patients with previously untreated, advanced follicular lymphomas (FL),” Joseph Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD, of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, states, “CHOP chemotherapy plus rituximab or CHOP chemotherapy plus 131iodine-tositumomab have produced outstanding progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) rates.” Dr. Press presented the findings from SWOG-0016, a Phase 3, randomized, intergroup trial at the 53rd American Society of Hematology Meeting and Exposition.