Drugs to Watch: Current Clinical Trials in Hematology/Oncology


The oncology pipeline is robust, according to Andrea Prince, PharmD, BCACP, a hematology/oncology clinical pharmacist at Northwestern Medicine. During her presentation at the 2023 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer Meetings and Exhibition, Prince reviewed several notable drugs in the pipeline, including several that are first in class therapies and others with a novel mechanism of action.

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  4. Dasari NA, Lonardi S, Garcia-Carbonero R, et al. FRESCO-2: A global phase III multiregional clinical trial (MRCT) evaluating the efficacy and safety of fruqintinib in patients with refractory metastatic colorectal cancer. Annals of Oncology. 2022;33 (suppl_7):S808-S869. doi:10.1016/annonc/annonc1089
  5. Talquetamab generates high response rate in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. The ASCO Post. December 11, 2022. Updated Decmeber 19, 2022. Accessed June 12, 2023. https://ascopost.com/news/december-2022/talquetamab-generates-high-response-rate-in-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma/
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  7. Mellinghoff IK, Van Den Bent MJ, Clarke JL. INIGO: A global, randomized, double-blind, phase III study of vorasidenib (VOR; AG-881) vs placebo in patients (pts) with residual or recurrent grade II glioma with an isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) mutation. J Clin Oncol 38: 2020 (suppl; abtsr TPS2574). doi:10/1200/JCO.2020.38.15_suppl.TPS2574
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