Acalabrutinib sustained superiority in terms of extended progression-free survival with a tolerable safety profile in patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which was inclusive of patients with high-risk features, results from the phase 3 ASCEND trial (NCT02970318) show.
During a virtual Case Based Peer Perspectives event, Paul M. Barr, MD, reviewed the case of a 71-year-old woman with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia and the role of BTK inhibitors in the frontline setting.
During a virtual Case Based Peer Perspectives event, Jan A. Burger, MD, PhD, discussed testing and the treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, based on a case of 71-year-old female patient.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Jennifer Woyach, MD, discussed the current treatment landscape for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and some of the latest research regarding the BTK inhibitors.
The severity of coronavirus disease 2019 increases with age in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. However, age and the existence of comorbidities may not impact death from COVID-19, according to results from a retrospective international study.