Selection and management of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia treated with glasdegib plus low-dose cytarabine: expert panel review.
Cortes JE., Candoni A., Clark RE., Leber B., Montesinos P., Vyas P., Zeidan AM., Heuser M.
Glasdegib, in combination with low-dose cytarabine (LDAC), is the first smoothened inhibitor approved for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Glasdegib plus LDAC is indicated for patients in whom therapy options are limited, e.g. older patients and those ineligible for intensive chemotherapy due to preexisting comorbidities. This review summarizes the recommendations of a panel of hemato-oncologists regarding the selection of patients best suited for treatment with glasdegib plus LDAC and the management during therapy with this combination. The panel considered the impact of concomitant medications and comorbidities during treatment with glasdegib plus LDAC, and discussed common adverse events (AEs) associated with glasdegib plus LDAC. Management strategies for AEs discussed by the panel included dose modifications, supportive care therapies, and prophylactic treatments. Finally, the panel highlighted the importance of patient communication and education regarding the possible AEs that may occur during treatment.