This introductory overview by Dr. Thomas Kipps focused on the work and staff of the CLL Research Consortium (CRC) and the implications of what we are learning about the biology of the chronic lymphocytic B cells contains too many important observations to single out only one or two.
Dr. Kipps of UCSD Moore Cancer Center heads up the CRC and opened the amazing Patient Empowerment and Education Meeting held April 23, 2015 with this meaty and accessible lecture. This might be considered required listening to anyone that wants a quick course in the state of the art and the latest areas of research in CLL.
During the lecture, he answers the burning question of what’s done with the extra 6-8 tubes of blood they take at every clinic visit. The answer: important longitudinal research!
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Brian Koffman, MD
Volunteer Medical Director CLL Society