This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie Company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Management of Newly Diagnosed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

Sandra E. Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN®, ANP-C
The University of Arizona Cancer Center

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder, is one of the most common forms of leukemia. It can present as indolent disease or aggressive, rapidly progressive disease. This activity will provide an overview of the epidemiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic work-up, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and clinical staging of CLL. Understanding the complexity and characteristics of CLL will equip advanced practitioners with the knowledge necessary for the clinical management of newly diagnosed CLL patients.

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What are the differences in the side effect profile between the monoclonal antibody treatments for CLL?

What are the most important prognostic factors in CLL?

How does Bruton's tyrosine kinase differ from other tyrosine kinases, and what role does it play in CLL and treatment?

The monoclonal antibodies rituximab, obinutuzumab, and ofatumumab all target CD20; how do they differ in their indications in the treatment of CLL?

What should advanced practitioners look for with CLL patients that also have lymphocytosis?

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