Chemotherapy vs Ibrutinib for Frontline Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

February 8, 2017

This video examines frontline treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including considerations for when chemotherapy or ibrutinib might be more appropriate.

In this video, Susan O’Brien, MD, of the University of California Irvine Medical Center, discusses frontline treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In order to provide personalized therapy for patients, certain factors may determine whether chemotherapy or ibrutinib would be the more appropriate option.

Dr. O’Brien also discusses novel agents approved as second-line therapies for CLL and side effect profiles physicians should consider when recommending treatment.