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CURE’s Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) page features the latest cancer news and updates on CLL Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Eliminating Chemotherapy in the Treatment of CLL

April 29th 2015

The efficacy of Imbruvica (ibrutinib) and Zydelig (idelalisib) in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) suggests the drugs could potentially replace chemoimmunotherapy completely for some patients.

ASCO Selects Dramatic Improvement in CLL Care as 'Cancer Advance of the Year'

January 21st 2015

The vastly improved outlook for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was named the American Society of Clinical Oncology's inaugural "Cancer Advance of the Year."

FDA Updates Gazyva Label for Frontline Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

December 27th 2014

The FDA has updated the label for Gazyva (obinutuzumab) plus chlorambucil to include data from stage 2 of the phase 3 CLL11 study, which detailed an improvement in progression-free survival as a frontline treatment for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Zydelig Yields High Responses in Older Patients with Newly Diagnosed CLL, SLL

December 9th 2014

Zydelig was approved for several recurrent B-cell cancers, and now new data shows the drug also creates a response in older patients newly diagnosed with CLL or SLL.

Treatments for Follicular Lymphoma Continue to Evolve

November 15th 2014

Approved and investigational agents have improved outcomes for patients with follicular lymphoma; however a growing understanding of the origins and progression of the disease might offer further insights for future clinical development.


September 25th 2014

The latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Newly Approved Gazyva May Become Standard in Older, Sicker Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

December 13th 2013

Gazyva may become a standard treatment for older, sicker patient with CLL.

ASH Updates

December 8th 2013

Updates from the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.


March 14th 2013

The latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis & treatment.

Taking a Chance on Stem Cell Transplantation

December 17th 2012

When considering a stem cell transplantation, patients with cancer must be willing to take a chance.

Investigational Drug Shows Benefit in CLL

January 5th 2012

In an early-phase study, PCI-32765, a BTK inhibitor, was shown to work against CLL, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Treatment Updates

December 20th 2010

Updates from the annual meetings of the American Society of Hematology and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Other Leukemias

June 6th 2010

Leukemia is more than just one disease.

Progress That's Worth the Wait

June 5th 2010

A wave of new treatments for chronic lymphocytic leukemia can help keep the disease at bay.


March 14th 2010

The latest in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Drug Therapies

December 23rd 2009

Drug news and recent developments

What's New with Stem Cell Transplants?

October 26th 2009

Advances in stem cell transplantation leads to a changing landscape in treating blood cancers, such as lymphoma, leukemia, and multiple myeloma.

My Extended Vacation

March 13th 2009

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "First Connection" program connects volunteers with newly diagnosed patients and caregivers to help them manage the many aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

Medicine's New Epicenter? Epigenetics

December 9th 2008

Flipping cancer's "off" switch.

Treatment Updates

December 9th 2008

News updates from the American Society of Hematology and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Multiple Myeloma & Thrombocytopenia

September 8th 2008

Velcade is now available for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients and new drugs emerge as potential treatment to a serious side effect.

CLL & Constipation

June 12th 2008

Discussion of new drugs for CLL and to relieve constipation.

Mistaken Identity

December 11th 2007

Preventing misdiagnoses of blood cancers is all in the details.

Breast Cancer, Liver Cancer & Leukemia

December 11th 2007

Recent drug approvals yield a new chemotherapy agent, a first for liver cancer, a safer prevention method, and good news for a drug-resistant cancer.

Prostate Cancer & MDS

September 12th 2007

Satraplatin's approval review deadline gets pushed back by the FDA and a large clinical trial shows Vidaza extends survival in patients with MDS.

Life Choices

April 9th 2007

CML survivor Erin Zammett Ruddy wants a baby. The trade-off may be her health.

Breaking News from ASH and SABCS

December 19th 2006

Updates from the American Society of Hematology Meeting and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Multiple Myeloma & Leukemia

September 27th 2006

Drugs for multiple myeloma and CML reach patients.

Treatment Aftershocks

August 10th 2006

Survivors guided through territory of long-term and late effects.

Taking Control

August 10th 2006

Cancer survivors deal with fear.