FDA Approves RYDAPT® for FLT3-Mutated Acute Myeloid Leukemia

August 1st, 2017

The FDA on April 28, 2017 approved RYDAPT® (Midostaurin), a multikinase inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), who are FLT3 mutation-positive (FLT3+), as detected by an FDA-approved test, in combination with standard Cytarabine and Daunorubicin induction and Cytarabine consolidation. Activating mutations in the FLT3 receptor is the most common genetic abnormality in AML and is detected in approximately 30% of the patients. RYDAPT® along with chemotherapy significantly improved Overall Survival and represents a new standard of care for FLT3-mutated AML patients.

Oncoprescribe Blog: Prognosis in AML based on gene signature

December 22nd, 2010

Outcomes in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is dependent on age, FLT3 mutations and cytogenetics, that is, until now. A study published in the JAMA this month concluded that high expression of Leukemic Stem Cell (LSC) gene expression signature was independently associated with lower remission rates following induction chemotherapy, as well as inferior relapse free, event free and overall survival in patients with normal as well as abnormal karyotypic findings and was also independent of age and FLT3 mutations.

The LSC score will soon become a very important component for risk stratification in patients with AML