Phase II study of blinatumomab for MRD-positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

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Published: 17 Jun 2021
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Prof Nicholas Short - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA

Prof Nicholas Short speaks to ecancer about a phase II study of blinatumomab for the treatment of minimal residual disease-positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Initially, he describes the rationale of the study. He then discusses the methodology and results of this study.

This study proves that blinatumomab is well-tolerated and highly effective in eradicating the minimal residual disease in patients with B-cell ALL who have persistent MRD or who experience MRD relapse.

In the end, he discusses the impact these results can have on the future treatment of B-cell ALL.

ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.