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We invite you to attend our CLL Society Patient and Caregiver Educational Forums. Register now!
Featured speakers will present the very latest advances in CLL research, clinical trials, treatment options, patient perspectives, and tips to become an effective self-advocate.
Join us on May 4th in Boston, MA at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, for our next Educational Forum. Find out more information and register here!
More Educational Forums coming in May!
May 18, 2019 – Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City
May 25, 2019 – UC San Diego Health, La Jolla, CA
You can find the latest information on our Educational Forums here.
New this week!
This week Dr. Kipps at ASH 2018 shares an update on the antibody that blocks the ROR1 protein driving CLL.
Although the new therapies work with very well for most high risk CLL patients, there are still some who relapse. This trial from the NIH uses a potent combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies in the hope of eliminating all of the CLL cells to prevent relapse. You can read Dr. Koffman’s Q & A about the details with Dr. Wiestner from the NIH here.
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.
New Support Groups Forming
There has been interest in forming CLL-specific support groups in new locations! Please click on a link to take our short interest survey if you are interested in attending a support group in one of the following cities:
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. 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! Find more information here!
CLL Society Sponsored Support Group Meetings Coming Up!
Long Island CLL Support Group – May 16 @ 6:45 pm
Dr. Brian Koffman, the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the CLL Society will be attending.
San Diego CLL Society Support and Education Meeting – May 1 @ 4:00 pm
The CLL Information & Support Group of Rockland County NY – May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Atlanta Metro CLL Support Group – May 5 @ 3:00 pm
CLL and Indolent Blood Cancers Support Group – May 6 @ 6:00 pm
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Tucker – Family Support Group – May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Lake City CLL Support Group – May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Houston-area CLL Support Group – May 11 @ 10:00 am
Central Massachusetts CLL Support Group – May 11 @ 12:30 pm
Seattle-Olympic Peninsula CLL Support Group – May 11 @ 1:00 pm
Orlando CLL Support Group – May 11 @ 2:00 pm
New York City CLL Support Group – May 12 @ 3:00 pm
Due to the Mother’s Day weekend, the Philadelphia CLL Patient Support Group will not have their meeting in May.
Visit our website for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Hematologic Malignancies Meetings
Saturday, May 18, 2019. Live Virtual Conference. Start Time: 9:00 am EDT
Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Koffman will be discussing Clinical Advances: Individualizing Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
While directed at hematologists and oncologists, patients are welcome to listen in to this free educational webinar. Learn more.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sponsored Meetings
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM in Des Moines, IA
LLS invites you to attend this FREE Patient Education Program: Living Well with CLL: diagnosis, treatment and support held at Christopher’s Restaurant, Des Moines, IA, featuring Joshua Lukenbill, DO, from Cancer Center of Iowa and Jennifer Witt, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN, from John Stoddard Cancer Center at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. Dinner will be provided to registered attendees. This event is free but registration is required. Find out more information and register here.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in Rye Brook, New York
LLS invites you to attend this FREE Patient Education Program: Living Well with CLL: diagnosis, treatment and support held at Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY, featuring Anthony Mato, MD, Kristen Battiato, APN, Charlene Kabel, PharmD, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dinner will be provided to registered attendees. This event is free but registration is required. Find out more information and register here.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Sponsored Meetings
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in Lebanon, NH
The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE program: Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the Courtyard by Marriott, Hanover/Lebanon featuring Elizabeth Bengtson, MD from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Find out more information and register here.