Author | Kanti R. Rai, MD

Articles

Frontline CLL Therapy: Changes in Paradigm

February 25, 2017

Significant progress has been made in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia with the addition of options such as the tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib, the monoclonal antibody obinutuzumab, and the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax.

Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2009

November 11, 2009

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of adult leukemia in the Western hemisphere. Both the Rai and Binet staging systems have been important clinical tools for predicting outcomes of this heterogeneous disease.

Commentary (Roy/Rai)-Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Changing the Treatment Paradigms

June 01, 2006

Molecular discoveries and clinical advances over the past few decades have made the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) one of the great success stories of modern medicine. Before the 1980s, the focus was on maintaining normal white blood cell counts with agents such as hydroxyurea and busulfan. With the use of interferon, treatment strategies turned more toward cytogenetic remission. In 1998, targeted therapy was introduced to this setting with the first studies of imatinib mesylate. Since then, treatment objectives have shifted toward the attainment of molecular remission. In this review, we consider the variety of approaches to treating CML, efforts to minimize treatment failures, and possible future directions in therapy.

Commentary (Rai/Mehrotra): Current Status of Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

February 01, 2003

Drs. Nabhan, Dyer, and Rosenprovide an excellent and comprehensivereview of the therapeuticrole of rituximab (Rituxan)and alemtuzumab (Campath) inchronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).We take this opportunity to offer ourcomments concerning these two monoclonalantibodies in CLL.