Dear Friends and Supporters of the CLL Society,
New this week!
Dr. Koffman’s article, “Ibrutinib and Rituximab (IR) is Superior to Chemo-immunotherapy (CIT) in CLL: Big News, or is it really? And did they get it right?”
It is only by understanding how CLL cells grow and resist treatment that we can develop successful therapies. Dr. Kay has done basic science research on the bone marrow stromal support of CLL and in doing so has learned a novel approach that might be able to improve treatment and it’s already in a clinical trial. Watch the interview.
Dr. Hill gives us the physician’s perspective on biosimilars.
Dr Koffman’s CAR-T Blog: I lost my friend Andreas yesterday after a noble and difficult struggle with two cancers.
We invite you to attend our CLL Society Webinar
We are All Going to Die – Being Prepared
Join this CLL Society webinar to address the fears about dying that are normal in the months after diagnosis, how to obtain help with difficult decisions or symptoms from palliative care, and how end of life care is enhanced with hospice. Register here.
If you missed the CLL Society Webinar, “A Psychological Perspective: Dealing with the CLL Emotional Roller Coaster,” you can find the webinar recording and presentation slides linked here for this important topic.
Expert Access Is Open!
Expert Access, our free online second opinion program is open. If you live in the USA and want a second look at your CLL from a world expert, you are welcome to apply here. Even if you have used the program before, you may reapply if you need new clinical advice.
A New Way to Donate
Donate your used car, truck, or other vehicle to the CLL Society 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:
Ft. Lauderdale / Miami, FL
Fort Worth, TX
Greater Lehigh Valley, PA
Las Vegas, NV
Palm Springs / Coachella Valley, CA
Santa Barbara/Lompoc, CA
St. Louis, MO
Seattle and All Points North
Toronto, ON Canada
Pan Foundation has opened its co-payment assistance program for CLL. To view more information or manage your account, log in to FundFinder.
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.
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CLL Society Sponsored Support Group Meetings Coming Up!
The Orange County CLL Support Group – August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Houston-area CLL Support Group – August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Portland CLL Support Group – August 14 @ 6:00 pm
Salt Lake City CLL Support Group – August 14 @ 7:00 pm
Milwaukee CLL Support Group – August 15 @ 6:00 pm
Denver CLL Patient Support Group – August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Twin Cities CLL Support Group – August 15 @ 7:00 pm
New Jersey CLL Patient Support Group – August 15 @ 7:00 pm
Central Florida CLL Support Group – August 17 @ 10:30 am
West LA CLL Support Group – August 17 @ 11:00 am
DFW – Dallas Area CLL Patient Support Group – August 18 @ 2:00 pm
New York City CLL Support Group – August 18 @ 3:00 pm
San Francisco-area CLL Patient Support Group – August 18 @ 4:00 pm
City of Hope CLL Support Group – August 19 @ 7:00 pm
Chicago CLL Support Group – August 20 @ 7:00 pm
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Washington DC, Western North Carolina, and Oberlin, OH CLL Support Groups will not be meeting in August.
Visit our website for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Meetings
Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in Chicago, IL
The Lymphoma Research Foundation invites you to attend a FREE program: Ask the Doctor About Lymphoma: Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options at the The Westin Chicago River North featuring Reem Karmali, MD, MS from Northwestern Medicine. Find out more information and register here.