Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Despina Fotiou and Meletios A. Dimopoulos present a summary of trial findings and details regarding various BTK inhibitors, including ibrutinib, zanubrutinib, acalabrutinib, tirabrutinib, LOXO-305, etc.

The current therapeutic approach in Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia (WM) is being driven by insights in disease biology and genomic landscape. Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) plays a key role in signaling pathways for the survival of WM clone. BTK inhibition has changed the treatment landscape of the disease. Ibrutinib has resulted in deep and durable responses both as an upfront and salvage treatment with a manageable toxicity profile. However, the need for fewer off-target effects and deeper responses has resulted in the clinical development of second-generation BTK inhibitors.

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