The Phase III iLLUMINATE trial assessed Imbruvica (#ibrutinib) in combination with Gazyva (#obinutuzumab) compared to chlorambucil/Gazvya in patients with previously untreated #CLL or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). via PharmaTimes ow.ly/UQYZ30kc3J9... See MoreSee Less
A combination of AbbVie/Johnson & Johnson’s Imbruvica and Roche’s Gazyva has taken a step closer to becoming first chemotherapy-free CD20 combination for first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), after showing promise in a late-stage clinical trial. - News - Pharma...
Depth & durability of response to ibrutinib in #CLL: 5-year follow-up of phase 2 study "#ibrutinib in TN [no prior treatment] patients.. expected to be highly successful with prolonged & durable (at least 5 years) responses in almost all" via @BloodJournal ow.ly/V2nI30kaNQW... See MoreSee Less
Researchers complete genomic map of chronic lymphocytic leukemia [#CLL] ..the team were able to identify in detail areas with specific functions.In particular they could visualize the dark areas of the genome previously called junk DNA |via News Medical
"Levels of various circulating sex hormones may significantly affect treatment-free survival (TFS) among male and female patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to a study published in Annals of Hematology." via CancerTherapyAdvisor ow.ly/YhWQ30k8yUg... See MoreSee Less
Protein responsible for #leukemia's aggressiveness identified The identification of ...UFD1 allows for better understanding what causes #leukaemia to progress and become highly aggressive and treatment-resistant, and may lead to a new treatment for this type of [#bloodcancer] via ScienceDaily ow.ly/exUG30k8e4j... See MoreSee Less
A new study has found that when cholesterol levels are reduced, #cancer #Immunotherapy becomes more effective. The findings offer a simple way to improve this fledgling technology. ow.ly/11wo30k5HBr... See MoreSee Less
What does a bone marrow biopsy involve? The before, during, and after, risks and alternatives to a Bone Marrow Biopsy... "Health providers order bone marrow biopsies when there are signs or symptoms that something is wrong with blood cell production..." www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312292.php... See MoreSee Less
In a bone marrow biopsy, a small amount of bone marrow is removed for investigation. A small needle is inserted into a large bone. Some tissue is taken and sent to a laboratory for evaluation. Marrow is the soft tissue that is found inside large bones. A biopsy can help diagnose anemia and some type...
"Last week, two drug companies that jointly sell a #bloodcancer drug [#ibrutinib] made a rare decision: to not move forward with changes that would have effectively tripled the cost of a lifesaving medicine for [#CLL] patients..." | via Washington Post ow.ly/8ubI30k2KWD... See MoreSee Less
"Cancer patients should not be told to “fight” their disease because doing so puts them under “exhausing pressure” Macmillan Cancer Support has said... framing cancer in terms of a battle leaves patients feeling guilty for admitting fear..." via The Telegraph ow.ly/An3V30k1nnt... See MoreSee Less