Drug is first with breakthrough therapy designation to receive FDA approval
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Gazyva (obinutuzumab) for use in combination with chlorambucil to treat patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
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Roche has announced that its experimental leukemia drug GA101, or obinutuzumab, used in combination with chemotherapy, was better than Rituxan at helping people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia live longer without their disease worsening, according to the results from the second phase of the clinical trial. Both drugs were tested and compared in combination with chlorambucil.
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