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Zanubrutinib monotherapy for patients with treatment naïve chronic lymphocytic leukemia and 17p deletion.

Constantine S Tam, Tadeusz Robak, Paolo Ghia, Brad S Kahl, Patricia Walker, Wojciech Janowski, David Simpson, Mazyar Shadman, Peter S Ganly, Luca Laurenti, Stephen Opat, Monica Tani, Hanna Ciepluch, Emma Verner, Martin Šimkovič, Anders Österborg, Marek Trněný, Alessandra Tedeschi, Jason C Paik, Sowmya B Kuwahara Show all

Haematologica | Published : 2020


Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma whose tumors carry deletion of chromosome 17p13.1 [del(17p)] have an unfavorable prognosis and respond poorly to standard chemoimmunotherapy. Zanubrutinib is a selective next-generation Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of zanubrutinib 160 mg twice daily in treatment-naïve patients with del(17p) disease enrolled in a dedicated, nonrandomized cohort (Arm C) of the phase 3 SEQUOIA trial. A total of 109 patients (median age, 70 years; range, 42 - 86) with centrally confirmed del(17p) were enrolled and treated. After a median of 18.2 months (range, 5.0 - 26.3), seven patients had discont..

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