How effective is everolimus in salvage therapy for Waldenström macroglobulinemia?

Updated: Feb 01, 2021
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Ghobrial et al also studied the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in patients with relapsed/refractory Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Fifty patients were treated. The overall response rate (complete response plus partial remission plus minimal response) was 70%, with a partial response of 42% and minimal response of 28%. The median duration of response and median progression-free survival had not been reached at the time of the publication. The estimated progression-free survival at 6 and 12 months were 75% and 62%, respectively. Grade 3 or higher related toxicities were observed in 56% of patients. The most common were hematologic toxicities with cytopenias. Pulmonary toxicity occurred in 10% of patients. [49]

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