Last week we posted about the unanimous recommendation by ODAC for approval of CAR-T therapy being used to treat ALL. This week we are posting about another cellular therapy being studied – using Natural Killer cells from cord blood to help fight our CLL. It is still early in the research process, but it’s a very interesting. Read more about it here.
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings Coming Up
Tuesday, July 18th at 6 PM in Tampa, FL – The Central Florida CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
Saturday, July 22nd at 1 PM in Newton Lower Falls, MA – The Boston CLL Patient Support Group sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
Tuesday, July 25th at 7 PM in Berea, OH – The Northeast Ohio CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
Tuesday, July 25th at 7 PM in Rochester, NY – The Rochester NY CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting for the first time. More information here.
Thursday, July 27th at 7 PM in Denver, CO – The Denver CLL Patient Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society, will be meeting. More information here.
ALSO – We are actively forming CLL-specific support groups in a number of cities around the country. Recently added: Greensboro NC and Central Massachusetts. To see if your city is one of them, click here and select the interest survey for your city. Not listed, but interested in starting one? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
CLL Patient Education Meetings
- Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Atlanta, GA– The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society invites you to attend their Georgia Blood Cancer Conference, a free education event for blood cancer patients, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals. There will be a breakout session focused on CLL. Pre-registration is required. Find out more information and register here.
- Monday, July 24th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Ohio State University or live-stream – JamesCare for Life Presents Ask the Expert: The Treatment Landscape for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Part 2. John Byrd will provide information on upcoming therapies and discuss latest treatment recommendations for CLL. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A. This program will be available in-person or online via live stream. Find out more information and register here.
- Thursday, August 10th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Philadelphia, PA – The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE dinner meeting Ask the Doctor: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, PA featuring Anthony Mato, MD from the Abramson Cancer Center and a member of the CLL Society Medical Advisory Board. Find out more information and register here.
- Thursday, August 10th from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM in Miami, FL – The Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) invites you to attend a FREE dinner meeting Living With CLL Miami at the Courtyard by Marriott Miami in Miami, Florida for an evening of learning and sharing, as you get to bring your questions to the experts in a relaxed dinner program setting. Registration is required. Find out more information and register here.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD