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Comment: Fixed-duration venetoclax plus obinutuzumab in patients with CLL and comorbidities

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Published: 15.06.19
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Prof Anton Hagenbeek - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Prof Anton Hagenbeek comments on Dr Kirsten Fischer's talk on fixed-duration venetoclax plus obinutuzumab in patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and comorbidities at the 2019 European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting.

Dr Fischer's study was found to improve progression free survival and minimal residual disease negativity in these patients.

Dr Hagenbeek remarks that he expects the treatment to be approved by the FDA and EMA in the years to come - making it the new standard of care for elderly patients with comorbidities and CLL.

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