Recent developments in the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have created new, unanswered questions and left clinicians scrambling to keep up with the pace of change, said Danielle Brander, MD. However, she said that is a good problem to have.
“For patients who I have sitting in front of me to talk about their options for [the] frontline or relapsed/refractory setting, first I tell them, in a good way, ‘It's now a long discussion because we have a lot of different agents,’” she explained. “But there are also a lot of areas of unmet need in terms of research.”
Brander, assistant professor at Duke University and the Duke Cancer Institute, took part in the 2nd Annual Live Medical Crossfire®: Hematologic Malignancies, discussing some of the most relevant clinical issues in the management of hematologic malignancies.
In an interview with OncLive, she highlighted how recent advances are changing the field of CLL and what it means for patients and their oncologists.