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Dear Friends and Supporters of the CLL Society,
New this week!
The CLL Society is pleased to have new writers present our medically curated and reviewed articles for the website. This week we welcome Larry Marion, experienced science writer and CLL patient.
ASH 2018: Dr. Byrd shares data showing 7 years of ibrutinib success Click here to watch the interview.
CMS approves CAR-T therapy payment, but with significant strings attached. Read more .
Register now for our post-ASH CLL Society Educational Forums!
Join us on February 23 in Charlotte, NC for our next Patient Educational Forum. Due to the strong response we have moved to a different larger room . Click here for more information and to register !
March & April Educational Forums registration are now open!
March 2, 2019
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
March 9, 2019
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
March 16, 2019
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
April 5, 2019
NIH, Bethesda, MD
April 27, 2019
Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
Click here for the latest information on our Educational Forums.
Expert Access Has Reopened!
Expert Access, our free online second opinion program is now open again. If you live in the USA and want a second look at your CLL, you are welcome to apply here: https://cllsociety.org/cll-society-expert-access/
Meanwhile, stay strong. We are all in this together!
Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
February 19, 2019
Please Participate in our Surveys
Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, please complete our brief caregiver survey (found in the bottom left corner) to help us enlighten the professional community about the challenges facing caregivers.
If you belong to one of our many support groups, please complete our annual survey so that we can better serve you.
The Cancer Community (C2) Award
Would you like to spotlight and honor an individual or organization that has made great impact on the cancer community? The Cancer Community (C2) Award event, sponsored by Scientific American and AstraZeneca, is receiving nominations until Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. You can nominate an individual or organization here.
San Diego CLL Support Group
In conjunction with UCSD, we’re in the process of rebooting our San Diego CLL Support Group. If you were attending before or would like to begin attending again, please take our short interest survey.
New LLS Patient Financial Assistance Program
Now open! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a new Patient Financial Assistance program for Blood Cancer patients in active treatment. Click here to learn more about this new assistance program.
Prime Archived Webinars Now Online!
Prime Education in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and The CLL Society has just posted two new FREE archived webinars! Click here for more information!
CLL Society Sponsored Support Group Meetings Coming Up!
Chicago CLL Support Group – Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM
Milwaukee CLL Support Group – Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 PM
Long Island CLL Support Group – Thursday, February 21 at 6:45 PM
Twin Cities CLL Support Group – Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM
Denver CLL Patient Support Group – Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM
New Jersey CLL Patient Support Group – Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 PM
Nashville CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, February 23 at 10:00 AM
Boston CLL Patient Support Group – Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 PM
Dallas Area CLL Patient Support Group – Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 PM
Northeast Ohio CLL Patient Support Group – Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM
Rochester NY CLL Support Group – Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM
Southeast Louisiana CLL Support Group – Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM
Click here for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sponsored Meetings
Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anaheim, CA
LLS invites you to attend this Education Program held at Hilton Anaheim. The California Southland, Orange County/Inland Empire and San Diego/Hawaii Chapters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are proud to present this free education event to blood cancer patients, survivors, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Experts in the areas of blood cancer research, treatment, and survivorship will present information on each topic. Our goal is to educate conference participants about treatment options, emerging therapies, management of survivorship issues and LLS resources. This event is free but registration is required. Find out more information and register here.