BCR-ABL1 molecular remission after 90Y-epratuzumab tetraxetan radioimmunotherapy in CD22+ Ph+ B-ALL: proof of principle



Although targeted therapies are used increasingly in hematologic malignancies, we are unaware of any prior studies of radioimmunotherapy (RAIT) in B-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), even though this radiosensitive tumor expresses CD22, potentially a good target for this approach. Here, we report a patient with Philadelphia chromosome-positive B-ALL in third relapse who received RAIT with 90yttrium (90Y)-labeled anti-CD22 epratuzumab tetraxetan. Seven weeks after initiating therapy, the patient achieved a BCR-ABL1 molecular remission documented by RT-qPCR, which is now continuing at 6 months while awaiting an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant. 90Y-Epratuzumab tetraxetan may be a promising therapeutic option for CD22+ B-ALL patients.