Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell).Leukemia may affect red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Older age can affect the risk of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Signs and symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia include swollen lymph nodes and tiredness.
Treatment of refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia may include the following: Repeat treatment with monoclonal antibody therapy and combination chemotherapy. A clinical trial of chemotherapy with stem cell transplant.
Major research on disease:
CLL patients are encouraged to explore clinical trials. Clinical trials test new drugs and treatments, many of which are being supported by LLS research programs, before they are approved by the FDA as standard treatment. Present ongoing present trend of clinical researched are follows Kinase Inhibitor Therapy, Monoclonal Antibody, Immunomodulatory Drug and Improvements in Stem Cell Transplantation.