ASH 2013: Dr. John Pagel Speculates on the Future of CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) Therapies including the late breaking data on Idelalisib
He then gives his perspective on the late breaking abstract at ASH on idelalisib (AKA CAL 101 AKA GS-1101) plus rituximab versus placebo plus rituximab that Dr. Furman and I also discussed in this prior post that also contains a link to the ASH abstract and the NEJM where it indeed did get published. This trial has been well reviewed in the past, but it was nice to note the agreement among the researchers involved in this large trial.
Here's part two of the three part interview.
More to come soon with the last section of Dr. Pagel's interview and a long three part interview with Dr. Byrd from the same ASH annual conference.
Then all the attention turns to ASCO 2014. ASCO covers all cancers, so CLL is a minor player compared to the big four of breast, colon, lung, and prostate, but there will be important new data on ibrutinib, idelalisib, ABT-199, ONO-4059, a new SYK inhibitor from Gilead and others.
I have several exciting interviews scheduled both in video and simple audio format that I will be posting and sharing with my friend Andrew Schorr on his patient friendly cancer website Patient Power as Andrew made the sensible decision not to fly from Barcelona to Chicago. Andrew's team will also be posting the latest news on several other types of cancer, some of which may have directly relevance to those of us with CLL.