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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Men and women discussing chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

All about chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), including early symptoms and causes, tests to diagnose CLL, treatment including chemotherapy, steroids, biological therapy such as rituximab (Mabthera) and alemtuzumab (Mabcampath), and current research. Living with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia covers coping with your diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

There are several other types of leukaemia, including other types of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Please make sure you are in the right section. Go to our general leukaemia page if you are in any doubt.

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RSS Feed Latest chronic lymphocytic leukaemia news

Press release: Broken cell 'stopwatch' could lead to blood test to signal how fast leukaemia will progress
Scientists have pinpointed key changes to the telomeres in the cells of leukaemia patients which could play a crucial role in the earliest s...
10 Jun 2010
News: NICE approves rituximab for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the most common form of adult leukaemia, will now be able to obtain the drug rituximab (M...
24 Jul 2009
News: Lymphoma drug could treat leukaemia patients too
A drug that is currently licensed to treat patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma may also improve treatment for people with chronic lymphocytic...
8 Dec 2008
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Updated: 15 January 2014