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Combined ibrutinib and venetoclax in patients with treatment-naïve high-risk CLL

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Published: 17.12.18
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Dr Nitin Jain - MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA

Dr Nitin Jain speaks to ecancer at ASH 2018 about the trial looking at the combination of ibrutinib and venetoclax in patients with treatment-naïve high-risk CLL.

He reports that at one year of the combination 61% of patients had undetectable MRD and almost 90% of patients had achieved a complete remission.

Dr Jain explains that the efficacy of the drugs is much higher in combination over separate use, however he does mention that 50% experienced a side effect of neutropenia, although it was manageable.

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