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@jam5

Wanting to know information concerning treatment with Brukinsa(zanabrutinib) versus Bendamustine and Rituxan for CLL What are the advantages or side effects in comparison ?
I believe Brukinsa has just been approved by the FDA.

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@jam5, you are watching new treatment developments for CLL very closely. 🙂 You're right that zanubrutinib (Brukinsa) was approved for use in patients with CLL and SLL just a few days ago (Jan. 19, 2023).

– FDA approves zanubrutinib for chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resources-information-approved-drugs/fda-approves-zanubrutinib-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-or-small-lymphocytic-lymphoma

Here's a study comparing zanubrutinib versus bendamustine and rituximab that shows promise:
– Zanubrutinib versus bendamustine and rituximab in untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SEQUOIA): a randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial | Lancet Oncology 2022 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35810754/

EXCERPT:
"Interpretation: Zanubrutinib significantly improved progression-free survival versus bendamustine-rituximab, with an acceptable safety profile consistent with previous studies. These data support zanubrutinib as a potential new treatment option for untreated CLL and SLL."