Journal article

Zanubrutinib for the treatment of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

Kenneth JC Lim, Constantine S Tam

Expert Review of Hematology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Introduction: Waldenström Macroglobulinaemia (WM) is a heterogeneous, incurable condition which often relapses after chemoimmunotherapy. Novel therapies such as Bruton tyrosine-kinase (BTK) inhibitors have shown to be efficacious in treating WM but with an established, significant toxicity profile seen in the first-generation inhibitor Ibrutinib. Zanubrutinib is a selective, potent BTK inhibitor with the potential to reduce toxicity and improve efficacy. Areas covered: This review examines the activity of Zanubrutinib in treating treatment-naïve and relapsed refractory WM and it's toxicity profile when compared to Ibrutinib. Outcomes from the AU003 and ASPEN studies will be examined in detai..

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