Objectives: Many patients with solid tumours or non-myeloid haematopoietic tumours develop symptomatic anaemia, which has a major impact on quality of life (QoL).The efficacy of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in improving QoL and reducing blood transfusions has been widely demonstrated. Binocrit® (biosimilar epoetin alfa) is an ESA indicated for treating chemotherapy-induced anaemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Binocrit® on Hb levels in anaemic cancer patients in Italian clinical practice. Methods: The ANEMONE study was a national, longitudinal, retrospective, multicentre observational study. Patients had to be 18 years or older, with a solid tumour or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease or multiple myeloma, receiving chemotherapy, and treated with Binocrit® to manage chemotherapy-induced anaemia. The primary outcomes were the proportion of patients with a haemoglobin (Hb) increase ≥1 g/dL during the first 4 weeks and with a Hb increase ≥2 g/dL during the first 12 weeks. Results: A total of 245 patients were enrolled and 215 patients were evaluable for statistical analysis. In the first 4 weeks, 49.3% of patients showed an increase in Hb of ≥1 g/dL: 45.5% in patients with solid tumours, 52.1% in patients with haematological malignancies. In the first 12 weeks, 51.6% of patients showed an increase in Hb of ≥2 g/dL (48.4% solid tumours, 54.2% haematological diseases). Treatment with Binocrit® was well tolerated. Conclusions: These results confirm the effectiveness and safety of Binocrit® for chemotherapy-induced anaemia in routine practice in patients with solid tumours, lymphoma and myeloma.

Management of anaemia in onco-haematological patients treated with biosimilar epoetin alfa: results of an Italian observational, retrospective study / Giovanni, Rosti; Mario, Petrini; Alberto, Bosi; Piero, Galieni; Daniele, Bernardi; Gianfranco, Giglio; Laura, Dorotea; Brunangelo, Falini; Elvira, Scelzi; Enzo, Veltri; Castelli, R; Chiara, Longagnani; Tommaso, Raggi; Federico Simonetti on BEHALF of “ANEMONE” STUDY, Group. - In: THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN MEDICAL ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1758-8340. - 9:1(2017), pp. 22-32. [101177]

Management of anaemia in onco-haematological patients treated with biosimilar epoetin alfa: results of an Italian observational, retrospective study

Castelli R;
2017

Abstract

Objectives: Many patients with solid tumours or non-myeloid haematopoietic tumours develop symptomatic anaemia, which has a major impact on quality of life (QoL).The efficacy of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) in improving QoL and reducing blood transfusions has been widely demonstrated. Binocrit® (biosimilar epoetin alfa) is an ESA indicated for treating chemotherapy-induced anaemia. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Binocrit® on Hb levels in anaemic cancer patients in Italian clinical practice. Methods: The ANEMONE study was a national, longitudinal, retrospective, multicentre observational study. Patients had to be 18 years or older, with a solid tumour or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease or multiple myeloma, receiving chemotherapy, and treated with Binocrit® to manage chemotherapy-induced anaemia. The primary outcomes were the proportion of patients with a haemoglobin (Hb) increase ≥1 g/dL during the first 4 weeks and with a Hb increase ≥2 g/dL during the first 12 weeks. Results: A total of 245 patients were enrolled and 215 patients were evaluable for statistical analysis. In the first 4 weeks, 49.3% of patients showed an increase in Hb of ≥1 g/dL: 45.5% in patients with solid tumours, 52.1% in patients with haematological malignancies. In the first 12 weeks, 51.6% of patients showed an increase in Hb of ≥2 g/dL (48.4% solid tumours, 54.2% haematological diseases). Treatment with Binocrit® was well tolerated. Conclusions: These results confirm the effectiveness and safety of Binocrit® for chemotherapy-induced anaemia in routine practice in patients with solid tumours, lymphoma and myeloma.
Management of anaemia in onco-haematological patients treated with biosimilar epoetin alfa: results of an Italian observational, retrospective study / Giovanni, Rosti; Mario, Petrini; Alberto, Bosi; Piero, Galieni; Daniele, Bernardi; Gianfranco, Giglio; Laura, Dorotea; Brunangelo, Falini; Elvira, Scelzi; Enzo, Veltri; Castelli, R; Chiara, Longagnani; Tommaso, Raggi; Federico Simonetti on BEHALF of “ANEMONE” STUDY, Group. - In: THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES IN MEDICAL ONCOLOGY. - ISSN 1758-8340. - 9:1(2017), pp. 22-32. [101177]
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