Ibrutinib becomes first approved treatment for rare B-cell lymphoma

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Manufacturer: Janssen Cilag

The Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib (Imbruvica) has been approved for the treatment of patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia.

Imbruvica is indicated in patients with the rare non-Hodgkin's lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy for the condition, or as first-line treatment for patients unsuitable for chemo-immunotherapy.

Imbruvica was previously licensed only for the treatment of relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.


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