EHA 2019

During last week’s 24th Congress of the European Hematology Association, held from June 13-16 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, researchers presented their interim safety results from the REFLECT study, a prospective, noninterventional, observational, multicenter, open-label study of the biosimilar rituximab Rixathon as a curative therapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone in patients with previously untreated CD20-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
During the 24th European Hematology Association (EHA) Congress, researchers from the European branch of the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry reported on experience with reference granulocyte colony-stimulating factor products and a biosimilar.
The FDA recently approved biosimilar rituximab CT-P10, or Truxima. While the drug is not yet available in the United States, data are accruing for its use in Europe. During last week’s 24th Congress of the European Hematology Association, held from June 13-16 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4 groups of researchers reported on real-world data that support the use of the biosimilar in cancer care.
Amgen is developing a biosimilar of the drug, ABP 959, and during last week’s 24th Congress of the European Hematology Association, held from June 13-16 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, researchers reported on findings from a phase 1 trial of the proposed product.

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