Dr. Wierda Discusses Trials of Novel Combinations in CLL

William G. Wierda, MD, PhD
Published: Saturday, Oct 07, 2017



William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, medical director of the Leukemia Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses trials of novel combinations on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

The combination of ibrutinib (Imbruvica), cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, and obinutuzumab (Gazyva) is currently being tested at MD Anderson in younger patients with a mutated immunoglobulin heavy chain variable gene.

Additionally, a study of ibrutinib plus venetoclax (Venclexta) is currently ongoing, and data on that combination will be presented at this year’s ASH Annual Meeting.
 


William G. Wierda, MD, PhD, medical director of the Leukemia Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses trials of novel combinations on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

The combination of ibrutinib (Imbruvica), cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, and obinutuzumab (Gazyva) is currently being tested at MD Anderson in younger patients with a mutated immunoglobulin heavy chain variable gene.

Additionally, a study of ibrutinib plus venetoclax (Venclexta) is currently ongoing, and data on that combination will be presented at this year’s ASH Annual Meeting.
 

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TitleExpiration DateCME Credits
Cancer Summaries and Commentaries™: Update from Atlanta: Advances in the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic LeukemiaFeb 28, 20190.5
Community Practice Connections™: 2nd Annual International Congress on Immunotherapies in Cancer™: Focus on Practice-Changing ApplicationFeb 28, 20192.0
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