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Frontiers' Highlight - John C. Byrd, MD

AUSPICIOUS AGENT:  Experimental Drug Ibrutinib Highly Active in CLL Patients

Updated results from a phase Ib/II clinical trial indicate that a novel therapeutic agent for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is highly active and well tolerated in patients who have relapsed and are resistant to other therapy.

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Study co-leader John C. Byrd, MD, who directs the Division of Hematology at Ohio State and is a member of the OSUCCC – James, presented the findings in December 2012 at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.