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This week I’m posting an interview that took place at ASH 2016 with Dr. Neil Kay from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where we discussed monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis or MBL, which is felt to be a precursor to CLL. You can view my summary, and watch the interview here.
For those of you in the US who have not yet purchased their Father’s Day gifts, consider using the Amazon Smile program at Amazon which will benefit the CLL Society. You can access it here. We are very thankful for your support.
We have posted interviews and articles about research that is being conducted to study treatment options for patients with relapsed or refractory CLL. On occasion we will make our readers of a clinical trial that is starting that might be of interest. Today we have posted some information about a trial for patients with relapsed refractory CLL who have received 2 or more prior treatments, including treatment with a BTK inhibitor such as ibrutinib or acalabrutinib. You can read more about it here.
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings This Week
Thursday, June 15th at 7 PM in Denver, CO – The Denver CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
Friday, June 16th at 1:30 PM in Montreal, Canada – Living Well with CLL in Montreal will be meeting for the first time at the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre/Lou’s House in Montreal. More information here.
Saturday, June 17th at 3 PM in Vienna, VA – The Washington DC Area CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
Sunday, June 18th at 4 PM in San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
Monday, June 19th at 7 PM in Duarte, CA – The City of Hope CLL Support Group, sponsored by the CLL Society will be meeting. More information here.
Tuesday, June 20th at 6 PM in Tampa, FL – The Central Florida CLL 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. 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!
In the meantime….
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD