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MD Anderson researchers find that drug combination acts against aggressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • Posted: December 11, 2012

A two-prong approach combining ibrutinib and rituximab (Rituxin) to treat aggressive chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) produced responses with minor side effects in a Phase 2 clinical trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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