Overview of Stage System & Treatment Options of CLL

Stage Information for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: A staging system typically is a standard way for the cancer care specialist to describe cancer. There are basically two different systems for staging Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Rai System: more oftenly used in the United States. Binet System: more widely used in Europe. Both of these staging systems for […]

Combination Therapy with Venetoclax for Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

In May 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved venetoclax (Venclexta) in combination with obinutuzumab (Gazyva) for the initial treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). According to Milos Miljković, M.D., who studies Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in NCI’s Center for Cancer Research, “This is the 2’nd chemotherapy-free […]