Why an Expert is Excited About New Pills vs. Chemo for CLL

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Dr. Richard Furman, a leading CLL clinician and researcher at Weill-Cornell Medical College, attended the International Workshop on CLL in Germany and came away with a firm resolve not to prescribe chemotherapy regimens for his patients. With new medicines nearing expected FDA approval, Dr. Furman explains how a leading treatment candidate, Ibrutinib, works. He also discusses whether there is concern that some patients may develop resistance to the drug and its effectiveness.

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