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Bortezomib looks promising in WM mutations

Sklavenitis-Pistofidis R et al. Blood. 2018 Oct 26. doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-07-863241

Key clinical point: Bortezomib appears to overcome the resistance seen in patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia with CXCR4 mutations.

Major finding: Progression-free and overall survival were not significantly different between WM patients with CXCR4 mutations and those with CXCR4 wild type (log-rank, P = .994 and P = .407, respectively).

Study details: An analysis of 43 WM patients treated with bortezomib/rituximab and genotyped to determine CXCR4 mutation status.

Disclosures: The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the International Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Foundation. One of the authors reported consulting and research funding from Takeda, which markets bortezomib, and other companies.

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Sklavenitis-Pistofidis R et al. Blood. 2018 Oct 26. doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-07-863241.