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In this ongoing trial, the triple combination therapy with acalabrutinib, venetoclax, and obinutuzumab is highly active and has thus far produced durable remissions as a frontline treatment in patients with TP53-aberrant chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), which was generally well tolerated with a low 2.9% incidence of atrial fibrillation with
Acalabrutinib plus high-frequency, low-dose subcutaneous rituximab is tolerable and effective. In addition, because it can be administered at home, it is more convenient and can decrease patient infection risk during pandemics. However, while it does control disease, it does not lead to undetectable measurable residual disease (uMRD).
At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in 2022, Dr. Bill Wierda of MDACC presented the follow-up three-year data of the fixed duration (FD) ibrutinib (I) + venetoclax (V) for first-line (1L) treatment (treatment) of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL).
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a heterogeneous illness with a variable clinical course primarily determined by the disease’s underlying genetics, which is not the same for each affected individual. However, one gene that is highly important in predicting the natural history of CLL and response to chemoimmunotherapy is TP53,
At the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2021, Dr. Nicole Lamanna, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, interviewed Dr. Nitin Jain, Associate Professor in the Department of Leukemia at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. They discussed early results from an ongoing study