Leukaemia (chronic lymphocytic, first line) - rituximab (TA174)
Rituximab is recommended as a possible first treatment for people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who are able to take fludarabine in combination with cyclophosphamide.
Rituximab should only be used in combination with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide.
Rituximab is not recommended in combination with any other chemotherapy agents as a first treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
This page was last updated: 01 October 2012
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