Current and Emerging Treatment Options in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
November 13, 2018
CLL is a malignant disease characterized by progressive accumulation of immature, immunophenotypically distinct lymphocytes in the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic tissues. Although the clinical course of CLL can be unpredictable, this disease is typically slow-progressing and occurs most often in patients ≥65 years of age. As such, treatment, if indicated, is typically conservative. Current CLL treatments are not considered to be curative; however, long-term remission can be achieved in some patients using allogenic stem cell transplantation.