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With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.

The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.

The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacogenomics; Therapeutics; Diagnostics

Areas covered include: The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine; Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances; Case studies in oncology ...

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Monoclonal Antibodies Will Drive Steady Growth
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Monoclonal antibodies will drive steady growth
Introduction

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), which is considered incurable, is the most common leukemia in the Western world. Current research is focusing on the urgent unmet need for agents that improve survival, particularly for patients with advanced disease. Improved responses from treatment regimens that combine targeted biological agents with established chemotherapy, as well as increased drug therapy for early-stage patients who are likely to progress based on potential prognostic markers, have already begun and will continue to create market opportunities and propel steady growth of the CLL market.

In this chapter, we provide an overview of CLL, including its staging, epidemiology, and biological markers. We focus on the US market ...

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