More Positive News for Elderly CLL Patients

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Not long ago, younger patients received the most aggressive CLL treatment, which gave them the greatest chance for long-term disease control, and elderly patients were given less-effective palliative care. Now therapies are targeted, have fewer side effects and are suitable for the older patient, giving them the same chance of a longer life. Dr. Valentin Goede, a hematologist/oncologist and gerontologist who specializes in CLL care at the University of Cologne in Germany, explains how this is a much more positive time for elderly people with CLL.

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