Fixed-duration combo therapy shows promise for leukaemia

Overall response rates >95%, regardless of high-risk features, US study shows.
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Fixed-duration ibrutinib plus venetoclax is beneficial for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, including those with high-risk features, according to a study in Clinical Cancer Research.

Dr John Allan, from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, and colleagues reported outcomes of fixed-duration ibrutinib plus venetoclax for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in patients with high-risk genomic features — del(17p), TP53 mutation, and/or unmutated immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGHV) — from the CAPTIVATE study.