ONCAlert | 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting

Dr. Amy Johnson on Research Into Acalabrutinib as a Treatment for CLL

Amy Johnson, PhD
Published Online: 5:47 PM, Fri December 11, 2015

 

Amy Johnson, PhD, associate professor, Hematology, Ohio State University, discusses the overall high response rates in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to a new novel bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor called acalabrutinib (ACP-196). Acalabrutinib is a selective, irreversible BTK inhibitor designed to improve both the safety and efficacy of BTK inhibitors in CLL.

 

Johnson says there is currently neither a subtype of patient with CLL that benefits from acalabrutinib, nor is there a subtype that suffers from the treatment. 



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