Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Diagnosis and Treatment.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 May;93(5):651-664

Authors: Strati P, Jain N, O'Brien S

Abstract
The complexity of the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia has increased substantially over the past several years as a consequence of the advent of novel biological agents such as ibrutinib, idelalisib, and venetoclax, as well as increasingly potent anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies. In addition, the identification of molecular predictive markers and the introduction of more sensitive and sophisticated techniques to assess minimal residual disease have allowed optimization of the use of chemoimmunotherapy and targeted therapies and may become standard of care in the future. This review summarizes the diagnosis, prognostication, and treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia with emphasis on new prognostic and predictive factors and novel treatment strategies.

PMID: 29728204 [PubMed - in process]

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