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Here is the latest update from Brian:
We are doing fine in a lovely tent camp in Kenya with limited Internet when the generator is running. This is a land of amazing people and magnificent animals. It’s been an amazing trip so far, but a bit tough. Wildebeests and zebras are common, but the Internet is a rare commodity.
According to his itinerary, most of this week they will be at the Mara Bush Camp doing game drives (aka driving to see wild animals). Sounds so exciting!
This week in the 2016 Conference Coverage section, we’ve posted the second half of the interview with Dr. Jeffrey Jones from EHA. We had posted the first half of the interview on the role of venetoclax in CLL in The CLL Tribune. This time Dr. Jones and Brian discussed the latest data in novel combination therapies in CLL – what combinations result in better outcomes, and which don’t seem to. You can see it here.
TRANSLATION AVAILABLE: Just an FYI, in the upper left hand corner of the CLL Society website is a “Translate” button. You can now select your preferred language to learn about CLL.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Reader Poll from the Q2 2016 issue of The CLL Tribune. We will share the results in the next issue of the newsletter.
From time to time, we will make you aware of in-person meetings coming up for those of us affected by CLL, specifically:
- September 21st at 6 PM at the New York Marriott East Side in New York City: The Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Updates on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma as part of their Ask the Doctor series. Rick Furman from New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical (also part of the CLL Society Medical Advisory Board) is the featured speaker. You can find out more information and register here. Dinner will be served and there is no charge to attend.
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Betsy Dennison, RN on behalf of Brian Koffman, MD on African Safari 7/19 – 8/8/16