Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Pass It On: July is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month (September 1, 2016)

Leukemia and lymphoma are both hematologic malignancies, meaning that they involve the blood or bone marrow. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be 60,140 new cases of leukemia... Continue Reading

Imbruvica® Effective in Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (July 11, 2016)

Imbruvica (ibrutinib) produces long-lasting anti-cancer responses among patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), as well as those who have received prior therapies. These results... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Imbruvica for First Line Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (March 23, 2016)

Learn more about other FDA Approvals for CLL here. Find more information on CLL here. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Imbruvica® (ibrutinib) for first-line use in patients with chronic... Continue Reading

Promising Advances For Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (January 28, 2016)

Excerpted from: Advances in Cancer Research And Treatment: 2015 Year In Review A look at 10 of the most significant advances of the past year—progress that stands to benefit patients now and lays the... Continue Reading

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Summarizes Major Advances in Treatment of Blood Cancers Presented at American Society of Hematology Meetings (December 31, 2015)

For the more than one million Americans living with or in remission from a blood cancer, there is more hope than ever for new treatments and even cures—not someday, but today. Clinical findings presented... Continue Reading

ACP-196 Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Safe and Effective for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (December 18, 2015)

Clinical results published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that the new drug acalabrutinib (ACP-196) is well tolerated and yields high response rates that are durable in patients with chronic... Continue Reading

Zydelig® Combined with Treanda and Rituxan Appears Promising in Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (November 18, 2015)

Following the recommendation by an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC), Gilead Sciences, Inc today announced that its Phase 3 clinical study evaluating Zydelig® (idelalisib) added to standard... Continue Reading

Ask the Expert: Blood Cancer Treatment Progress & What’s Next (October 7, 2015)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert: Blood Cancer Treatment Progress & What’s Next In this informative web chat, Jacqueline Barrientos, MD discusses blood cancer prevalence, evolution of blood... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Gazyva® (Obinutuzumab) Supplemental Biologics License Application with New Data in Previously Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (January 15, 2015)

Genentech announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for Gazyva in combination with chlorambucil chemotherapy in people with... Continue Reading

Promising Activity of Imbruvica Plus Rituxan in High-Risk CLL (September 10, 2014)

Researchers from MD Anderson Cancer Center recently reported in the journal The Lancet Oncology that the combination of Imbruvica® (ibrutinib) and Rituxan® (rituximab) showed promising activity in the... Continue Reading

September Is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September 5, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of blood cancer educational programs for national blood cancer awareness month. As the month of September brings blood... Continue Reading

FDA Approves New Treatment Options for Low Grade Lymphomas and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (August 25, 2014)

Gilead Sciences has confirmed FDA approval of Zydelig (idelalisib) for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), follicular lymphoma (FL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma... Continue Reading

Dramatic Results Seen in Early Trials of Novel Lymphoma Treatment (July 21, 2014)

A new treatment approach for B-Cell lymphoma patients developed at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and licensed to Kite Pharmaceuticals is showing dramatic results in pilot clinical trials. The treatment,... Continue Reading

Imbruvica Found to Extend Survival in CLL Patients (June 19, 2014)

Researchers reported at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago that chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL) patients treated with Imbruvica™ (ibrutinib) showed improved survival... Continue Reading

Arzerra Plus Chlorambucil Approved for Previously Untreated CLL (April 30, 2014)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental Biologic License Application (sBLA) for the use of Arzerra® (ofatumumab) in combination with chlorambucil in previously untreated... Continue Reading

Ibrutinib approved by FDA for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (February 12, 2014)

On February 12, 2014, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA, Pharmacyclics, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)... Continue Reading

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Phase III Trial Stopped After Data Shows Clear Advantage for Imbruvica (January 17, 2014)

An Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) recommended that a phase 3 study be stopped early after data indicated that Imbruvica™ (ibrutinib) provided a clear survival advantage compared with the... Continue Reading

Gazyva Approved for CLL (November 22, 2013)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gazyva™ (obinutuzumab) for use in combination with chlorambucil to treat patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Chronic... Continue Reading

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