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Expert CLL Doctors Speak Out on Test Before Treat

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Doctors on The Importance of Test Before Treat™ in Treating CLL:

We have been saying TEST BEFORE TREAT™ was critical, but you don’t have to just take our word for it.

The iwCLL and NCCN guidelines have confirmed our mantra.

So do leading CLL doctors, including:

Dr. Anthony Mato of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center about why doing appropriate testing before treatment is standard of care today: https://youtu.be/3nHi57XoOjU

Dr. Stephan Stilgenbauer of Ulm University in Germany on the correct testing for both diagnosing CLL and genetic testing to guide treatment: https://youtu.be/if94KN0dNOk

Dr. Rick Furman of Weill Cornell Medicine on FISH testing before each and every treatment decision to inform the best treatment choice and when to avoid chemotherapy: https://youtu.be/bhTb4bHVFm0

Dr. Nitin Jain of MD Anderson Cancer Center on clonal evolution that means that FISH and TP53 mutation status can change overtime and need to be retested: https://youtu.be/BS2_omMbnRU

Dr. Matthew Davids of Dana Farber Cancer Institute on why understanding the biology of the disease discovered through testing before treatment helps determine which is the best therapy: https://youtu.be/PJcMDmp3Dy8

We could go on, but we think you get the point.

Get the testing you need and deserve before treatment!

For a simple one-page summary to read yourself and/or take to your doctor, please download this:

https://cllsociety.org/2019/08/test-before-treat-one-pager/

Don’t leave home without it!

Stay strong. We are all in this together.

Brian and Patty Koffman – Co-founders of the CLL Society