Combination therapy outperforms chemotherapy in clinical trial for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Chemotherapy has been the most effective treatment to date for young and fit patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The disease is the most common form of leukemia in the Western world, causing a substantial health burden on patients and society. It is currently incurable. Research led by researchers from Cologne University, Amsterdam UMC and Copenhagen University now shows that a chemo-free drug-combination therapy is more effective and produces fewer side effects. The results of this study are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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