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Venetoclax and Selinexor in Treating Patients with Relapsed or Refractory High Risk Hematologic Malignancies
This phase Ib trial studies the side effects and best dose of venetoclax and selinexor and how well they work in treating patients with high risk hematologic malignancies such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, or acute myeloid leukemia that have come back (recurrent) or do not respond to treatment (refractory). Venetoclax functions by inhibiting or slowing down a protein in the body called bcl-2, which is involved in slowing down the normal process by which old cells in the body are cleared (called apoptosis). Selinexor functions by trapping “tumor suppressing proteins” within the cell and causing the cancer cells to die or stop growing. This study examines the effects, if any, of selinexor and venetoclax on high risk hematologic malignancies and on the body, including any side-effects.