AbbVie to Show Progress and Growth in Oncology Research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018 Annual Meeting

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will present data about the company's portfolio of investigational oncology medicines during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 1-5, in Chicago. More than 30 abstracts have been accepted, featuring data in hematologic malignancies and several solid tumor types, including brain cancer and lung cancer. 

What Makes AML Different? Decoding the Leukemia Alphabet Soup

Leukemia has many different forms. Understanding the acronyms is the first step to understanding the unique challenges of AML.

AbbVie Announces Phase 3 Study of VENCLEXTA™/ VENCLYXTO™ (venetoclax) in Combination with Rituxan® (rituximab) Meets its Primary Endpoint

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research and development based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the first presentation of efficacy and safety results from MURANO, an international, multicenter, open-label, randomized Phase 3 study of VENCLEXTA™/VENCLYXTO™ (venetoclax) in combination with Rituxan® (rituximab) compared with bendamustine in combination with Rituxan in patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). 

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Data Provide Insights Into Its Potential Treatment Benefits for Previously-Treated Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease -- A Serious, Possibly Life-Threatening Condition

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new data on the biologic and cellular mechanisms of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), a potentially life-threatening consequence of an allogeneic stem cell or bone marrow transplant.1 New results showed ibrutinib selectively inhibited pre-germinal center B cells and follicular helper T cells (Tfh) that are believed to play a critical role in treating cGVHD. In addition, the data also showed that ibrutinib preserved immune memory and Th1 T cells, which suggests the potential for additional treatment benefit. These results were observed in a Phase 1b/2 trial (PCYC-1129).

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Pooled Analysis Suggests Benefit in Progression-Free Survival (PFS) at 3.5 Years in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory (R/R) Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced pooled analysis results of the longest follow-up data to date in Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibition for relapsed/refractory (R/R) mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) patients treated with IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib). The analysis found that, at three years, 45 percent of patients were able to achieve overall survival (OS) and 26 percent had disease progression-free survival (PFS). The pooled analysis also found that patients who were treated with ibrutinib earlier, after their first relapse/progression, experienced higher rates of OS and PFS.1 The analysis is comprised of data from a total of 370 patients in three different clinical trials: SPARK, RAY and PCYC-1104, and one ongoing Phase 3b extension study, CAN3001, which is eligible to patients who continue to benefit from ibrutinib therapy upon completing a previous ibrutinib clinical trial.2 MCL is an aggressive B-cell malignancy in which most patients relapse after their first line of therapy and receive a poor prognosis.3

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Patient-Reported Outcomes Data Detail Long-Term Improvement in Treatment Outcomes and Quality of Life Experience in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced new three-year follow-up data from the RESONATE-2 study (PCYC-1115/1116), which found that previously-untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) patients reported sustained improvements in measures of well-being with IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) versus chemotherapy with chlorambucil. These new data provide the longest quality of life follow up for ibrutinib to date using patient-reported outcomes (PRO). Patients reported their quality of life outcomes for fatigue, mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression. At 30 months, ibrutinib was also associated with a greater progression-free survival (PFS) rate of 85 percent versus chlorambucil, which had a PFS rate of 28 percent.

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Plus Rituximab Phase 3 iNNOVATE Trial in Rare Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia Met Primary Endpoint

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the Phase 3 iNNOVATE (PCYC-1127) trial evaluating IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab in patients with treatment-naïve and previously-treated Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM) successfully met its primary endpoint and demonstrated improvement of progression-free survival (PFS) compared to rituximab alone. The Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) recommended that the study be unblinded based on the positive outcome from the pre-specified interim analysis data. IMBRUVICA, a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Phase 3 MURANO Study of Venetoclax Chosen as Late-Breaking Abstract at the 2017 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting & Exposition, Highlighting AbbVie's Commitment to Helping Blood Cancer Patients

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the American Society of Hematology (ASH) has accepted data from the Phase 3 MURANO study evaluating venetoclax tablets in combination with rituximab in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (R/R CLL), as an oral, late-breaking presentation during the upcoming 59th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition, December 9-12, in Atlanta, GA. The abstract is one of six late-breaking abstracts accepted for presentation at the meeting.

AbbVie and Harpoon Therapeutics Announce Immuno-Oncology Research Collaboration

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, and Harpoon Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing novel T-cell recruiting biologic therapies, announced today that they have entered an immuno-oncology research collaboration. The goal of the collaboration is to incorporate Harpoon's tri-specific T-cell activating construct (TriTAC™) platform with AbbVie's research-stage immuno-oncology targets to develop novel cancer therapeutics.

On-and-Off Switches for More Precise Medicines Against Cancer

Protein engineering is allowing researchers to program antibodies so they turn on and off in certain conditions to more precisely target tumors.