New opportunities in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia


chronic lymphocytic leukemia, ibrutinib, obinutuzumab


Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – the most common subtype of hemoblastoses (22–30%). It can have aggressive or indolent course, with diverse clinical symptoms. The foundation of this diversity is the molecular features of the disease. The incidence of CLL in Russia is 6.67 per 100 000 population. By 2016 several novel therapies for CLL have been registered in Russia, including ibrutinib and obinutuzumab, but the implementation of the novel drugs into daily practice meets certain difficulties. This article describes some of them based on the experience on the N.A.Semashko Nizhny Novgorod regional clinical hospital.