Key clinical point: The JAK 1/2 inhibitor ruxolitinib, in combination with lenalidomide and methylprednisolone, overcame resistance to lenalidomide in about half of heavily pre-treated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma in a phase I trial.
Major finding: The overall response rate was 39%, and the clinical benefit rate was 50% (13 of 26 patients).
Study details: A phase 1 study including 28 patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who had previous treatment with lenalidomide/steroids and a proteasome inhibitor.
Disclosures: Dr. Berenson, the presenting author, had disclosures related to Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Incyte, Janssen, Takeda, and OncoTracker.
Source: Berenson JR, et al. J Clin Oncol 36, 2018, suppl. (ASCO 2018, annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology); abstr 8005.
Berenson JR, et al. J Clin Oncol 36, 2018, suppl. (ASCO 2018, annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology); abstr 8005.
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