BackgroundIncorporating real-world data in the drug development process allows the improvement of health outcomes by providing better representation of actual patterns of drug safety and efficacy. Aims and MethodsHere, we present the results of a retroprospective, observational real-life study of 154 patients with myelofibrosis treated with ruxolitinib in a real-life setting in seven Italian centers of the MYNERVA project. ResultsMedian drug exposure was 29 (range, 3-98) months. Discontinuation rate was 27% after a median time of 13 (range, 3-61). While hematological toxicities were in line with previous findings, infections occurred frequently, representing a not negligible cause of discontinuation and death. Anemia, symptoms, and spleen responses were obtained at any time in 23%, 91%, and 68% of patients, respectively; most patients achieved their responses by week 24. Larger splenomegaly and delayed treatment initiation correlated with lower spleen response at 24 weeks. Spleen response was associated with a superior overall survival, regardless of DIPSS. Of interest, both achievement and loss of spleen response had prognostic implications. Discussion and ConclusionOverall, our findings provide insights on the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in a real-world, multicenter cohort of Italian MF patients.

Assessment of the efficacy and tolerability of ruxolitinib for the treatment of myelofibrosis patients in a real-life setting: An Italian MYNERVA Project / Coltro, Giacomo; Sant'Antonio, Emanuela; Palumbo, Giuseppe A; Mannelli, Francesco; De Stefano, Valerio; Ruggeri, Marco; Elli, Elena M; Zanotti, Roberta; Borsani, Oscar; Bertozzi, Irene; Duminuco, Andrea; Betti, Silvia; Carli, Giuseppe; Cavalca, Fabrizio; Tanasi, Ilaria; Rumi, Elisa; Randi, Maria L; Garibaldi, Bruno; Loscocco, Giuseppe G; Guglielmelli, Paola; Vannucchi, Alessandro M. - In: CANCER MEDICINE. - ISSN 2045-7634. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:(2023), pp. 8166-8171. [10.1002/cam4.5618]

Assessment of the efficacy and tolerability of ruxolitinib for the treatment of myelofibrosis patients in a real-life setting: An Italian MYNERVA Project

Coltro, Giacomo;Sant'Antonio, Emanuela;Mannelli, Francesco
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Betti, Silvia;Loscocco, Giuseppe G;Guglielmelli, Paola;Vannucchi, Alessandro M
2023

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BackgroundIncorporating real-world data in the drug development process allows the improvement of health outcomes by providing better representation of actual patterns of drug safety and efficacy. Aims and MethodsHere, we present the results of a retroprospective, observational real-life study of 154 patients with myelofibrosis treated with ruxolitinib in a real-life setting in seven Italian centers of the MYNERVA project. ResultsMedian drug exposure was 29 (range, 3-98) months. Discontinuation rate was 27% after a median time of 13 (range, 3-61). While hematological toxicities were in line with previous findings, infections occurred frequently, representing a not negligible cause of discontinuation and death. Anemia, symptoms, and spleen responses were obtained at any time in 23%, 91%, and 68% of patients, respectively; most patients achieved their responses by week 24. Larger splenomegaly and delayed treatment initiation correlated with lower spleen response at 24 weeks. Spleen response was associated with a superior overall survival, regardless of DIPSS. Of interest, both achievement and loss of spleen response had prognostic implications. Discussion and ConclusionOverall, our findings provide insights on the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in a real-world, multicenter cohort of Italian MF patients.
2023
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8166
8171
Coltro, Giacomo; Sant'Antonio, Emanuela; Palumbo, Giuseppe A; Mannelli, Francesco; De Stefano, Valerio; Ruggeri, Marco; Elli, Elena M; Zanotti, Roberta; Borsani, Oscar; Bertozzi, Irene; Duminuco, Andrea; Betti, Silvia; Carli, Giuseppe; Cavalca, Fabrizio; Tanasi, Ilaria; Rumi, Elisa; Randi, Maria L; Garibaldi, Bruno; Loscocco, Giuseppe G; Guglielmelli, Paola; Vannucchi, Alessandro M
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