Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia | Specialty

The OncLive Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on treatment advances and ongoing research in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on unmet needs and updates with chronic lymphocytic leukemia therapy.

Close Monitoring Recommended Despite Reduced Risk of COVID-19 Mortality in CLL

May 29th 2022

Although lower fatality rates were reported during the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, close monitoring and preemptive antiviral therapy is still recommended following a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, particularly in patients with close hospital contacts and those older than 70 years of age with at least one comorbidity.

Taylor Provides Insight Into Pirtobrutinib Resistance in CLL

May 23rd 2022

Dr Taylor discusses the significance of BTK inhibition in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, describes the key objectives of, and methods used, for the genomic analyses performed by his team, underscores the clinical significance of the data yielded from this research, and outlines where future efforts will focus.

Dr. Furman on Current Treatment Options in CLL

May 10th 2022

Richard R. Furman, MD, discusses current treatment options in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Dr. Heyman on the ALPINE Trial in CLL

May 10th 2022

Benjamin Heyman, MD, discusses the phase 3 ALPINE trial in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Dr. Ma on Utilizing Zanabrutinib in CLL

May 10th 2022

Shuo Ma, MD, PhD, discusses the utilization of zanubrutinib in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

The Future of Frontline CLL Treatment Hinges on Chemotherapy-Free Approaches

May 3rd 2022

Anthony Mato, MD, MSCE, discusses current data surrounding BTK inhibitors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the benefits of targeted therapies in this population, ways to begin addressing unmet needs, and the importance of improved clinical trial designs for varying patient populations.

Addition of Ublituximab/Umbralisib to Ibrutinib Produces High uMRD Rate in CLL

May 2nd 2022

The time-limited combination of ublituximab and umbralisib plus ibrutinib resulted in an undetectable minimal residual disease rate of 77% in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to findings from a phase 2 trial (NCT04016805)

Ceralasertib Plus Acalabrutinib Shows Early Activity in High-Risk Relapsed/Refractory CLL

April 30th 2022

The combination of ceralasertib and acalabrutinib showed preliminary clinical activity with acceptable tolerability in patients with high-risk, relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Ublituximab/Umbralisib BLA/sNDA in CLL and SLL Voluntarily Withdrawn

April 15th 2022

The pending biologics license application and supplemental new drug application seeking the approval of the combination of ublituximab and umbralisib in adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma has been voluntarily withdrawn by TG Therapeutics, Inc.

Resistance to Noncovalent BTK Inhibitors Raises Questions Around Impact of Mutations in CLL

April 14th 2022

A small proportion of a subset of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia acquired mechanisms of genetic resistance to the novel noncovalent BTK inhibitor pirtobrutinib, according to results from a genomic analysis of patients in the phase 1/2 BRUIN trial.

Fixed-Duration Ibrutinib Plus Venetoclax Demonstrates Efficacy in High-Risk CLL and SLL

April 12th 2022

The combination of ibrutinib and venetoclax administered for a fixed duration elicited durable responses and sustained progression-free survival in previously untreated, high-risk patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma, according to data from the phase 2 CAPTIVATE trial.

Final Response Analysis of ALPINE Trial Shows Superior ORR With Zanubrutinib Vs Ibrutinib in CLL

April 11th 2022

Zanubrutinib demonstrated superiority over ibrutinib in terms of overall response rate per independent review committee assessment in adult patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma.

Genomic Analyses Shed Light on Mechanisms of Resistance to Noncovalent BTK Inhibitors in Relapsed/Refractory CLL

April 7th 2022

Justin W. Taylor, MD, discusses the significance of BTK inhibition in the treatment of patients with CLL, the genomic analyses conducted in those enrolled to BRUIN who received pirtobrutinib, and the significance of the data yielded from this research.

Venetoclax Consolidation Does Not Prevent Loss of MRD Response Following First-Line Venetoclax/Obinutuzumab for CLL

April 7th 2022

Venetoclax consolidation following first-line treatment with venetoclax and obinutuzumab did not reduce loss of minimal residual disease response vs MRD-guided venetoclax consolidation in previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Movement of Novel Agents Up Front Is Current Focus in Hematologic Cancers

April 6th 2022

Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MMSc, discusses updates in lymphoma, myelofibrosis, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

BTK- and Venetoclax-Based Approaches Move the Needle Forward in CLL Management

April 5th 2022

Inhye Ahn, MD, discusses the evolving treatment landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the advances made with BTK inhibitors and venetoclax-based regimens, novel combination regimens under exploration, and other research efforts that are underway.

Fixed-Duration Therapy Struggles to Find Footing Across Tumor Types

March 28th 2022

Fixed-duration systemic therapies have gained some traction in hematologic malignancies, where advances in drug development and sequencing strategies have afforded investigators the opportunity to conduct trials.

Optimizing the Treatment of CLL With Novel Therapies

March 14th 2022

Oncologist-hematologists discuss the outlook for treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia with newer novel therapies.

CAR T-Cell Therapies in CLL

March 14th 2022

Take-home messages from ASH 2021 regarding the role of CAR T-cell therapies in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

PI3K Inhibitors for CLL

March 7th 2022

A comparison of 3 PI3K inhibitors—idelalisib, duvelisib, and umbralisib—as treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.