NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IMBRUVICA (ibrutinib) reduced cells that may play an important role in the survival and proliferation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), without negatively impacting non-cancerous immune system cells, through one year of treatment, according to new data presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago (poster session: 8:00 a.m.11:30 a.m. CDT; abstract #7524).1 The data regarding IMBRUVICA, a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, were announced by AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-term follow-up results from the pivotal Phase 3 RESONATE™ trial (PCYC-1112) showed continued survival rates in patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic leukemia (CLL/SLL) treated with IMBRUVICA (ibrutinib) up to four years, according to new data presented today at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago (poster session: 8:00 a.m.11:30 a.m. CDT; poster discussion: 1:15 p.m.2:30 p.m. CDT). The data regarding IMBRUVICA, a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor and the first chemotherapy-free treatment for patients with CLL, were announced by AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will present data about the company's portfolio of approved and investigational oncology medicines during the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), June 2-6, in Chicago. A total of 23 abstracts have been accepted across several tumor types including brain cancer, hematologic malignancies, breast cancer, lung cancer and other solid tumors.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., May 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced results from an analysis of data pooled from three Phase 3 studies evaluating IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) use in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL): RESONATETM, RESONATETM-2 and HELIOS. In this analysis, CLL/SLL patients with genomic abnormalities that typically put them at high risk for poor outcomes achieved higher complete response (CR) rates and overall response rates (ORR), as well as longer progression free survival (PFS) at 24 months and overall survival (OS) at 30 months, when treated with IMBRUVICA versus comparator-treated patients. In RESONATE, patients received IMBRUVICA or ofatumumab; in RESONATE-2, patients received IMBRUVICA or chlorambucil; and in HELIOS, patients received IMBRUVICA plus bendamustine and rituximab (BR) or placebo plus BR. The high-risk genomic abnormalities reviewed were deletion 11q (del 11q), trisomy 12, complex karyotype (CK) and unmutated immunoglobulin heavy-chain variable-region (IGHV). In IMBRUVICA-treated patients, the presence of del 11q was associated with trends of longer PFS and OS than patients without del 11q when treated with IMBRUVICA (abstract #19). These data will be presented today in an oral presentation at the 17th International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (iwCLL) biennial meeting in New York, NY.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 4, 2017 – AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) was accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) in chronic graft-versus-host-disease (cGVHD) after failure of one or more lines of systemic therapy. cGVHD is a severe, potentially life-threatening consequence of stem cell or bone marrow transplant.1,2 If approved by the U.S. FDA, ibrutinib will be the first therapy specifically approved to treat this condition. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and TAMPA, Fla., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, and M2Gen, a leading health informatics solutions company, announced today that AbbVie has joined the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network® (ORIEN) Avatar Research Program. Launched in April of 2016, the ORIEN Avatar Research Program fosters collaboration among key stakeholders in cancer research with the shared goal of discovering and developing novel therapies in clinical trials.   

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) who require systemic therapy and have received at least one prior anti-CD20-based therapy.1 This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on overall response rate (ORR), and continued approval may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in a confirmatory trial. IMBRUVICA is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced four new collaborations and investments with leading healthcare innovators to advance early-stage research in key therapeutic areas such as oncology and immunology. AbbVie is committed to investing in and developing transformational science and technologies to advance the next-generation of therapies across its robust pipeline in key therapeutic areas.  With more than 50 compounds in clinical development, AbbVie's pipeline spans significant areas of medical need including oncology, immunology, neuroscience and virology.

- VENCLYXTO™ (venetoclax) monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) in the presence of 17p deletion or TP53 mutation in adult patients who are unsuitable for or have failed a B-cell receptor pathway inhibitor1

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive results from a Phase 2 study (PCYC-1129) evaluating ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA®) in patients with chronic graft-versus-host-disease (cGVHD), a serious and debilitating potential consequence of stem cell or bone marrow transplant,1 who failed prior systemic therapy. The study found ibrutinib demonstrated efficacy, sustained responses and reduced symptom severity, with an overall response rate (ORR) of 67%.2 Final results from this study presented today as a late-breaking oral presentation at the 58th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, CA (abstract #LBA-3). IMBRUVICA, a first-in-class Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, is jointly developed and commercialized by Pharmacyclics LLC, an AbbVie company, and Janssen Biotech, Inc.