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Unsure and a little nervous

Well I have been on ibrutinib for over 4 1/2 yrs now and I guess my body has started to become resistant to it.I was told when I started it would probably be around 2 yrs if it was going to do so, at the 2 yr mark I felt blessed and that I had this even though I'm high risk so now they want me to go on combination study of ibrutinib and ABT - 199 anyone else out there doing this ?

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Read my post.


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No experience of this, just wanted to say good luck


Hi Granny12,

There are atleast 5 regular contributors to this group on trials combining Ibrutinib and Venetoclax, several have reach MRD negative and are stopping treatment after 12 to 18 months without progression.

If you look at the far upper right corner of this page - there is a box marked "Search CLL Support Association" then enter "Venetoclax Ibrutinib" you will get a long list of postings and discussions on your exact subject.

Below are examples- but if you do your own search there will be embedded links you can use to view each thread.


Ibrutinib / Venetoclax

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Switching from Ibrutinib to Venetoclax

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Moving on to Venetoclax after Ibrutinib

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I'm on day # 2 of Venetoclax.3 GLORIOUS years on Ibrutinib before signs of relapse.57 female - 1st grade teacher17pUnmutated

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Starting Ibrutinib plus Venetoclax Trial at MDA

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Cycle 3, Day 1 and 2 of Obin, Ibrutinib, Venetoclax Trial

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Cycle 8, Day 1 OSU Obin/Ibrutinib/Venetoclax Trial Update

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I hope everyone relaxed during the holiday season, and that you are all enjoying getting back to your daily routines.This past Tuesday, I ha...

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Cycle 5, Day 1 OSU Obin/Ibrutinib/Venetoclax Trial

thompsonellen in CLL Support Association 8 months ago

Hi,Just got back from my Day 1, Cycle 5 trip to OSU. 4 cycles down, 10 to go.Day 1 of the first 8 cycles involves the obinutuzumab infusion ...

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Dr, Jeff Jones on venetoclax after failing ibrutinib or idelalisib

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Hi,I’m sorta back in the swing of things and have partially caught up on sleep finally.This week in the Conference Coverage section, we’ve p...

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i am glad ibrutinib gave you a good run, long enough that there are some great options to turn to. you've got this. best wishes!!


I am on a Venetoclax plus Ibruvica trial. I am doing well so far. My WBC is down to 2.1. Venetoclax is strong on the CLL with out many side effects. Doctors just have to make sure it is ramped up slowly. It dropped my WBC in half on just 1/20 of the regular dose.

I am 17p deleted and thus high risk.

What is your genetics ?


I am on I+V as well. A few side effects from Ibrutinib, but nothing when the V was added. I hope you can get into a trial or get the V added.


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