Blood cancers

‘CLL flares’ reported after stopping ibrutinib

Patients with ibrutinib-resistant CLL should remain on the BTK inhibitor until immediately before starting their next therapy, Australian haematologists have advised. In a Commentary article in Leukemia & Lymphoma, Dr Chloe Tang and Associate Professor Constantine Tam wrote that ‘CLL flares’ – accelerated CLL progression after ceasing ibrutinib – can be difficult to distinguish from ...

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