This page contains brief information about venetoclax and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Venetoclax is approved to treat:
- Acute myeloid leukemia that is newly diagnosed. It is used in adults aged 75 years and older or adults who cannot be treated with intensive induction chemotherapy. It is given with either azacitidine, decitabine, or low-dose cytarabine. This use is approved under FDA’s Accelerated Approval Program. As a condition of approval, a confirmatory trial(s) must show that venetoclax provides a clinical benefit in these patients.
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) in adults. It may be given alone or with either obinutuzumab or rituximab.
Venetoclax is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Venetoclax
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Venetoclax - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Research Results and Related Resources
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Venetoclax - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.