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Ibrutinib plus Rituximab is now approved by the FDA in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and a sister cancer to CLL. WM is much less common than CLL. With this approval, ibrutinib is now approved for adults with WM in combination with rituximab, representing the first chemotherapy-free combination treatment specifically indicated for this blood cancer.
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While not specifically CLL news, the more options for related blood cancers, the better for all of us as we learn from each other’s experience with the drugs.