A recently published article details the clinical and biological features, and patient outcomes of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), a rare hematopoietic malignancy.
B-cell lymphoma-2 inhibitor venetoclax has shown in clinical studies to improve symptoms with minimal toxicity in patients with cutaneous blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), an aggressive hematologic cancer that can be rapidly fatal without treatment.
Several CD123-targeted therapies have been in development following the FDA’s 2018 approval of tagraxofusp for the treatment of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), but important questions remain when it comes to targeting CD123 in myeloid malignancies.
A recent paper details the different ways scientists are investigating tagraxofusp to treat blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), a rare hematologic malignancy that often presents with skin manifestations.
Findings from a recent study support current recommendations to treat patients with BPDCN with tagraxofusp or hyper-CVAD as first-line treatments, then with allogeneic stem cell transplant if patients are eligible.
One expert who is part of a small worldwide group of dedicated scientists and clinicians working to build BPDCN awareness among specialists offers insights from his research for dermatologists.
Those who study blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) struggle to make dermatologists and others aware that the rare hematologic malignancy that often first presents with skin manifestations exists.
Tagraxofusp, the first and only FDA-approved drug for blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), outperforms traditional chemotherapy treatment for the rare myeloid malignancy.
The 10-year-old male presented after experiencing five months of bilateral knee joint pain. A bone marrow smear and biopsy revealed the boy had blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm. Doctors treated him and the patient achieved complete remission. The patient presented with a scalp rash one month after his first complete remission.
Studies are revealing clinical, molecular, diagnostic and therapeutic findings that are leading to a better understanding of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, and there are promising targeted treatments in the pipeline as well as a growing social media interest.