chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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Noun1.chronic lymphocytic leukemia - chronic leukemia characterized by lymphoblast-like cells; more common in older men
chronic leukemia - slowly progressing leukemia
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Shanafelt and his team believe the results could change how most people with CLL are treated.
"The RESONATE and RESONATE-2 pivotal Phase 3 studies served as the basis for FDA approvals of IMBRUVICA monotherapy in CLL. Based on more than five years of follow-up, these studies demonstrate the positive outcomes that many patients have achieved with IMBRUVICA, including most importantly, extending overall survival," said Craig Tendler, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Development and Global Medical Affairs, Oncology, Janssen Research & Development, LLC.
(12) Although genetic predisposition provides explanations, at least partially, for the heterogeneous prognosis of CLL, aberrant protein production has been reported to significantly influence the disease behavior and clinical outcomes.
In one survey, nearly half of people (48%) reported hearing this type of language from their healthcare provider when diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, or CLL. CLL is the most common type of adult leukaemia.
[USA], Aug 10 ( ANI ): Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made this discovery.
Currently, two systems of disease classification are routinely used to predict the prognosis of CLL patients, namely, the Rai [4] and the Binet staging [5] systems.
CLL patients with antibody failure must be identified based on immunization and monitoring, and patients who are clinically symptomatic should be protected by administration of prophylactic antibiotics and/or immunoglobulin substitution therapy [5, 9-11].
Pipeline Products for Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - Overview 9
Molecular genetic studies by FISH for CLL associated prognostic abnormalities detected a deletion in 13q.
As occurs in CLL, MBL is more frequent in men, especially in relatives of CLL patients (5,6) and its frequency increases with age (5,7).
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common leukemia in the Western world, exhibit heterogeneous clinical courses and survival rates;[sup][1] some patients have an indolent disease and do not require treatment whereas others have an aggressive disease, requiring treatment at initial presentation.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a lymphoproliferative disorder of monoclonal origin, and it is characterized by increased number of lymphocytes with insufficient function.