Chronic Leukemias

A collection of features and news articles published in ASH Clinical News related to chronic leukemias.

Reader Responses: The genetic risk for familial CLL

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about the genetic risk for familial chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend...

Aggressive Imatinib Dose Escalation Shows No Improvement Over Standard Escalation in CML

For patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), aggressive dose escalation of imatinib failed to improve response and survival rates compared with a...

Ibrutinib and Obinutuzumab Combo Granted Approval for CLL/SLL

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the combination of ibrutinib and obinutuzumab for the treatment of patients with treatment-naïve chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small...

Liquid Biopsy Test Cleared for Use in CML

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the QXDx AutoDG ddPCR System, a liquid biopsy test designed to precisely and reproducibly monitor molecular response...

Combination of Ibrutinib and Nivolumab Appears Similar to Single-Agent Therapy in Early-Phase Trial

According to results from a phase I/II trial published in Lancet Haematology, treatment with a combination of ibrutinib and the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab was...

Ibrutinib Plus Obinutuzumab Superior to Standard Chemoimmunotherapy in Treatment-Naïve Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Treatment with the regimen of ibrutinib plus obinutuzumab improved outcomes for patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL),...

For Older Patients With CLL, Ibrutinib-Based Treatment Beats Standard Chemoimmunotherapy

Results from a randomized phase III study indicate that the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib with or without rituximab was superior to standard-of-care,...
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Duvelisib Bests Ofatumumab in Relapsed and Refractory CLL/SLL

In the phase III DUO trial, treatment with the oral phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) dual inhibitor duvelisib improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall response, compared...

Ibrutinib Versus FCR: A “Paradigm Shift” for Younger Patients With Treatment-Naïve CLL

In patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), treatment with an ibrutinib-based therapy improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), compared with...

Weighing Conditioning Regimens for Patients With CML Undergoing Transplant

Conditioning with a reduced-intensity, nonmyeloablative regimen was associated with similar post-transplant survival but a lower risk of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), compared with a...

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