Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a malignant, chronic lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by proliferation and accumulation of monoclonal B-cells in the bone marrow, peripheral blood, lymph nodes, liver and spleen.
It is the most common form of adult leukemia in the Western world but rare in Asians.
Exact etiology is unknown but usually associated with genetic aberrations and lesions.
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The single-agent ibrutinib demonstrates significant and durable survival benefits compared with chlorambucil in the first-line treatment of older patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), including those with high-risk prognostic features, according to 5-year data from the RESONATE-2 study.
A regimen consisting of obinutuzumab plus fludarabine and cyclophosphamide achieves favourable outcomes with manageable toxicity in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) in physically fit adults, poised as an attractive first-line option in patients who are eligible for potent chemoimmunotherapy, according to data from the phase IIIb GREEN trial.
Ofatumumab proves to be useful in the maintenance treatment of patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), according to the final analysis of the phase III PROLONG trial, which has shown that the regimen is well tolerated and substantially extends progression-free survival (PFS).
Acalabrutinib, when combined with obinutuzumab or used as monotherapy, significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) by 80–90 percent vs chemoimmunotherapy in patients with previously-untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), results of the phase III ELEVATE TN trial have shown.
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 31 July 2019 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
First-line therapy with the BTK* inhibitor ibrutinib plus the anti-CD20 immunotherapy rituximab confers significant survival advantage over the current gold-standard regimen of fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR) for young, fit patients with treatment-naïve chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), according to the E1912 trial, a large cooperative group study supported by the US National Cancer Institute.
Findings from the updated analysis of the phase III MURANO* trial solidify the role of fixed-dose venetoclax plus rituximab in a majority of patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).
New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 15 - 30 September 2018 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new
biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may
have occurred since the original approval date.
The combination therapy comprising carfilzomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (KCd) is effective, with a tolerable safety profile, in an Asian cohort with high-risk multiple myeloma (MM) — thus providing a more economical alternative as a potential upfront regimen in resource-limited settings, according to leading experts during a myeloma education webinar.
Diabetes is a key risk factor for heart failure (HF), which is the leading cause of hospitalization in patients with or without diabetes. SGLT-2* inhibitors (SGLT-2is) have been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization for HF (HHF) regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.
Invasive fungal infections, particularly those caused by Candida species, are common in hospitalized, immunocompromised, or critically ill patients and are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality.