Journal article

Azole antifungals and new targeted therapies for hematological malignancy

Julian Lindsay, Benjamin W Teh, Ken Micklethwaite, Monica Slavin

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With the introduction of new targeted therapies for hematological malignancies comes the challenges of both assessing the risk of developing an IFD while being treated with these agents, as well as managing the drug--drug interactions between azole antifungals and the agents. RECENT FINDINGS: New targeted therapies for hematological malignancy include chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR T cells), Bi-specific T-cell Engager (BiTE) blinatumomab, and the antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) of calicheamicin inotuzumab ozogamicin for acute lymphoblasic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoma; the Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3Kδ) inhi..

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