In this episode, we have two interviews: one general, but incredibly entertaining, about health equity and one on a clinical study in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This last interview is with Ryan Jacobs, MD (Dept. Hematology, Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute), who discusses his new real-world study using more than 2 years of EMRs that shows that patients with CLL treated with first-line Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor (BTKi) acalabrutinib were 89% more likely to initiate a next-line treatment when compared with patients treated with another BTKi first-line ibrutinib. But first, Physician’s Weekly Editorial Board member and frequent contributor Alex McDonald, MD, speaks with La Tanya Hines, MD, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist practicing in Los Angeles about health equity—what it is and where it goes wrong.
Jacobs R. et al, Real-World Comparison of Time to Next Treatment for Patients with CLL Initiated on First-Line Treatment with Ibrutinib Versus Acalabrutinib. Presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH 2022) on Monday, December 12, 2022, Abstract 797.
Lu X, et al. Real-World Adherence to First-Line Ibrutinib and Acalabrutinib Single-Agent Among Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma. Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia, Volume 22, Supplement 2, 2022: S280-S281, abstract CLL-492
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