MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Paul M. Barr, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Trials Office
Director of the Clinical Trials Office
Wilmot Cancer Institute
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: When the study was designed, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) treatment options were largely limited to chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies.
Ibrutinib had shown promise in early studies. The intent was to compare ibrutinib to a standard of care treatment option at that time, of atumumab, in patients with relapsed or refractory disease. The goal of the current analysis is to evaluate the durability of ibrutinib and report the long-term safety results.