Mark J. Ratain, MD, on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Making a Case for Low-Dose Ibrutinib
First International Summit on Interventional Pharmacoeconomics
Mark J. Ratain, MD, of the University of Chicago, talks about why ibrutinib—which can lead to cardiotoxicities—should be studied at a lower dose for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Data suggest a reduced dose may prevent dose interruption due to adverse events and may have a better therapeutic index.
Leonard B. Saltz, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses interventional pharmacoeconomics as an important tool that can offer patients with cancer more efficacious and cost-effective care. Pharmacoeconomics may help reduce the high costs of cancer therapy, with evidence-based reductions in doses that maintain effective treatment.
Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, offers her perspective on near-equivalence, Bayesian noninferiority, and the value of cancer drug optimization.