Clinical and Biological Effects of Canakinumab in Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS): Results from a Phase 2 Clinical Trial
Twenty-six patients have been enrolled in the clinical trial. Patients' clinical characteristics are included in Table 1. Twenty-three patients were evaluable for response. Among the 22 out of the 23 patients who were transfusion dependent at baseline, one achieved transfusion independence, and another had platelet count improvement. Three out of the 23 had progressive disease, and 18 had stable disease. Treatment was well tolerated with no severe adverse events. One patient died of sepsis unrelated to therapy. Overall, we did not observe any improvement in the blast counts and cytogenetic and/or mutational burden.