Nivolumab Combined with Ibrutinib for Relapsed, Refractory or High-risk Untreated Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
MD Anderson Study Status
This phase II trial studies how well nivolumab and ibrutinib work when given together in treating patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, or Richter transformation that has come back after a period of improvement (relapsed), does not respond to treatment (refractory), or is at high risk of spreading and has not been treated. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as niolumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Ibrutinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving nivolumab together with ibrutinib may kill more cancer cells.
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Loss of Chromosome 17p, Recurrent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Refractory Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, Richter Syndrome
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