< Back to previous page

Publication

Safety and efficacy findings from the open-label, multicenter, phase 3b, expanded treatment protocol study of ruxolitinib for treatment of patients with polycythemia vera who are resistant/intolerant to hydroxyurea and for whom no alternative treatments are available

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Ruxolitinib was recently approved for the treatment of patients with polycythemia vera who are resistant/intolerant to hydroxyurea based on data from the RESPONSE studies. This phase 3b, Expanded Treatment Protocol study (NCT02292446) of ruxolitinib for hydroxyurea-resistant/intolerant patients with polycythemia vera (Nā€‰=ā€‰161: median exposure =ā€‰25.1 weeks) further evaluated the safety of ruxolitinib. Adverse events (AEs) led to dose adjustment/interruption in 37.9% of patients and study drug discontinuation in 8.7% of patients. The most common hematologic AEs included anemia and thrombocytosis; while headache and diarrhea were the most frequent nonhematologic AEs. At week 24, 45.3% of patients achieved hematocrit control; hematologic remission was seen in 18% of patients. At least, 50% of reduction in spleen length was achieved in 86.7% of patients from baseline at any time. The observed safety profile of ruxolitinib was consistent and the efficacy results were similar to the observed values in the RESPONSE studies.
Journal: Leukemia & Lymphoma
ISSN: 1042-8194
Issue: 14
Volume: 60
Pages: 3493 - 3502
Publication year:2019
BOF-keylabel:yes
IOF-keylabel:yes
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors:International
Authors from:Hospital, Higher Education
Accessibility:Closed