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publication date: Mar 31, 2016
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Drugs and Targets

FDA Approves Imbruvica in First-Line CLL 

 

FDA approved Imbruvica (ibrutinib) as a first-line treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

The approval is based on data from the randomized, multi-center, open-label phase III RESONATE-2 trial, which evaluated the use of Imbruvica versus chlorambucil in 269 treatment-naïve patients with CLL or small lymphocytic lymphoma aged 65 years or older. The data were previously presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in December 2015 and also published in The New England Journal of Medicine.



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