Dear Friends and Supporters of the CLL Society,
The ability to block the B cell receptor (BCR) with drugs has radically transformed for the better how we treat CLL. Blocking BTK is the best known method, but there is a whole other very efficacious class of drugs, PI3K inhibitors. Dr. Pagel and I discuss new promising research at ASH 2018.
I am retired from family medicine and am now dedicated full time to the CLL Society. But is wasn’t official until I had my retirement party with my whole family there and gave my goodbye speech that you can catch here.
The FDA’s 10th approval of ibrutinib, this time in combination with obinutuzumab for frontline therapy for CLL, is more good news. For more see our story here.
Genentech’s Patient Connect Program
Genentech is seeking patients who are being treated with VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax) and who may be interested in participating in Genentech’s Patient Connect program and sharing their experience with other patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Their insights and perspectives may potentially help shape services that are intended to support, inform, and empower the patient community.
If you are interested contact:
Anna Cunningham, Director of Advocacy and Recruitment. firstname.lastname@example.org
Register now for our post-ASH CLL Society Educational Forums in February and March:
Join us live or for online streaming at our first 2019 post-ASH CLL Society Patient Educational Forum, Feb. 9th at the City of Hope. Click here for more information and to register!
Our second live 2019 post-ASH CLL Society Patient Educational Forum will be in Charlotte, NC on Feb. 23. Click here for more information and to register!
March Educational Forums registration now open!
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Click here for the latest information on our Educational Forums.
Thanks to all of you who have completed our brief survey for the attendees to our local support groups. If you attend one of our groups and haven’t completed the survey, please click this link and take the two minutes to do so. Your feedback helps us grow stronger
Meanwhile, stay strong. We are all in this together!
Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
January 29, 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!
The CLL Group for Southeast Louisiana – Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 PM
The New York CLL Support Group – Sunday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM
CLL and Indolent Blood Cancers Support Group – Monday, February 4th at 6:00 PM
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Tucker – Family Support Group – Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 PM
The CLL Information & Support Group of Rockland County NY – Thursday, February 7th at 7:00 PM
Central Massachusetts CLL Support Group – Saturday, February 9th at 12:30 PM
Seattle-Olympic Peninsula CLL Support Group – Saturday, February 9th at 1:00 PM
Orlando CLL Support Group – Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 PM
Philadelphia CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, February 9th at 2:00 PM
Atlanta Metro CLL Support Group – Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 PM
The Orange County CLL Support Group – Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Houston-area CLL Support Group – Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City CLL Support Group – Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm
Charlotte CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 AM
Central Florida CLL Support Group – Saturday, February 16 at 10:30 AM
West LA CLL Support Group – Saturday, February 16 at 11:00 AM
Washington DC-area CLL Patient Support Group – Saturday, February 16 at 3:00 PM
San Francisco area CLL Patient Support Group – Sunday, February 17 at 4:00 PM
Click here for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Sponsored Meetings
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Philadelphia, PA
The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE program: Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel (formerly Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel) featuring Pierluigi Porcu, MD from Jefferson University. Find out more information and register here.