Pacritinib Shows Good Efficacy in Myelofibrosis: Will the FDA Release Hold on the Drug?

Phoebe Starr

February 2017, Vol 8, No 1 - Myelofibrosis

San Diego, CA—The investigational drug pacritinib, a JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor, achieved benefits in patients with myelofibrosis, including a significant reduction in the spleen volume compared with the best available therapy that included the JAK1/JAK2 inhibitor ruxolitinib (Jakafi), according to the phase 3 PERSIST-2 clinical trial. The results were presented by John O. Mascarenhas, MD, Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, at the 2016 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting. [ Read More ]