This week on the CLL Society website, in our Conference coverage section, we share the second part of an interview from ASH 2014 with Dr. Jeff Sharman with a discussion of the life and death pressures on our B cells and how that relates to ABT-199. We also cover the latest research on idelalisib and rituximab, and what research in general is still needed. You can read the summary and view this interview here.
I’m heading off to the International Workshop on CLL in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday and will be attending sessions and doing interviews while I’m there. I’ll be posting new information upon my return. Stay tuned.
Also, we will be sending out our inaugural newsletter, the CLL Tribune at the end of September. Don’t miss this special collection of research news, basic CLL information, fun facts and a wealth of wisdom and shared experiences from our fellow patients. If you are receiving this information through a CLL Society Alert email, you are already signed up to receive it. If you are reading this through another source, sign up to receive it here.
For those of you in the Seattle area, we just became aware of a patient meeting that will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 starting at 9:30 AM at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Two CLL patients will be sharing their personal stories, and Dr. John Pagel from the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center will be providing a talk on the basics of CLL. You can call 844-482-6815 to register. Complimentary breakfast and parking are provided and you are welcome to bring a guest. You can view the flyer for the event here.
We are all in this together.
Volunteer Medical Director of the CLL Society