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Jan 20 10:00am

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Changes in frontline treatment

By Justin McClanahan, @JustinMcClanahan

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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made.

The term "chronic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia comes from the fact that it typically progresses more slowly than other types of leukemia. The term "lymphocytic" in chronic lymphocytic leukemia comes from the cells affected by the disease — a group of white blood cells called lymphocytes, which help your body fight infection.

Wei Ding, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., discusses changes in CLL treatment that are altering the practice overall.

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