I just returned from a much needed weekend away at the beach, which was wonderful, despite the intermittent rain. We need it in California.
While we were at the 2016 ASH meeting in San Diego, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Richard Furman to discuss the latest data on acalabrutinib for CLL. You can view it here.
Thank you to the 125 of you who have already participated in our Q4 2016 Reader Poll. We would still like to get more responses so we would appreciate it if you can take 2 minutes to answer our 5 question survey in the Ask &Tell section to help us understand patient’s experiences with testing prior to treatment. You can access the survey here. Thank you so much!
Patient Support Group Meetings this week
We are actively forming CLL-specific support group in a number of cities around the country. To see if your city is one of them, go to our home page and click on the interest survey for your city. Not listed, but interested in starting one? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Upcoming Patient Education Meeting
- Wednesday, January 25th at 5:30 PM in Del Mar, CA: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is hosting New and Emerging Therapies for Blood Cancer in 2017 at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar. There is no cost to attend and a complimentary dinner will be served. Registration is required by January 18th. To register, please email Shah@lls.org. Access the flyer here.
- Monday, January 30th from 6 – 7:30 PM, John Byrd will present Ask the Expert: The Treatment Landscape for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. This event is available both in person and streaming. Pre-registration is required. Visit https://treatmentlandscapecll.eventbrite.com to register or for more information, please call JamesCare for Life at 614-293-6428. Access the flyer here.
- Saturday, February 18th from 7:30 AM to 2:45 PM: The Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Lymphoma Workshop: Understanding Lymphoma Basics and Current Treatment Options which will include disease-specific breakout sessions. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Find out more information here.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD