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Leptomeningeal Disease and CLL

Blood Cancers & Disorders | Last Active: Feb 23, 2021 | Replies (4)

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@colleenyoung

@bosunpup, I'm not surprised that you're not finding much information about LMD or acalabrutinib. For patients who haven’t been treated for CLL before, acalabrutinib is a targeted therapy. It is a kinase inhibitor that affects the growth of CLL cancer cells. Kinases are part of the chemical pathways within cells, some of which can start the growth of new cells. Kinase inhibitors help stop growth signals and reduce the number of new cancer cells being made.

I assume (but you should confirm with the oncologist) that acalabrutinib will also target the cancer cell that have spread to the meninges and control the LMD. These are good questions to ask his care team at his next appointment. How frequently do you have follow-up appointments?

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@colleenyoung He was supposed to see his oncologist and neurooncologist in Jan, but due to a snow storm they were pushed back to March and April. We will see his oncologist in a couple weeks. I appreciate the information you have given me!

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