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Were you looking for information on Alemtuzumab? Alemtuzimab is a common misspelling of alemtuzumab.
 
Alemtuzumab (Campath®) is a drug used to treat a specific kind of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It is available as an injection and is administered by a healthcare provider. In a clinical study, alemtuzumab was shown to extend the period of time leukemia does not progress, more so than chlorambucil (Leukeran®), another leukemia medicine. In the study, people who received alemtuzumab went about 14.6 months without their condition getting worse, compared with 11.7 months in people taking chlorambucil.
 
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