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Dear Friends and Supporters of the CLL Society,
New this week!
Dr. Brian Koffman blogs on how his recent blood work and bone marrow biopsy looking for MRD status could have a big impact on everything. Read now!
At iwCLL 2019, Dr. Kipps discusses how he approaches first CLL treatments with a heavy focus on fixed duration venetoclax based therapies.
Dallas Patient and Caregiver Educational Forum Registration Now Open!
Join us on February 29 with UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX. Register here.
We value your input!
If you haven’t provided your feedback about the CLL Society website, we want to hear from you! Please complete our brief survey to help us improve this resource.
If you have been treated with venetoclax + obinutuzumab (Gazya) or with acalabrutinib (Calquence), you can help a fellow CLL patients in Canada gain access to these therapies by completing a brief survey. You do not have to live in Canada to help.
Test Before Treat™
Stories from our readers highlight the importance of proper prognostic testing. Read here. Pick up a free bright red Test Before Treat™ reminder bracelet at our 2020 Patient Educational Forums. Tell us how testing before treatment, or lack thereof, influenced your CLL management at email@example.com.
Our CLL Experts Will See You Online!
Would you like a second look at your CLL? A generous grant funds our Expert Access Program, allowing you to see a world-renowned CLL physician- at no cost- for a second opinion, using our easy online platform. This program is open to all U.S. patients with a CLL diagnosis, and you are welcome to apply here. If you have used the program before, you may reapply if you need new clinical advice.
CLL Society Support Group Meetings Coming Up!
Northeast Ohio CLL Patient Support Group – January 28 @ 7:00 pm
New Orleans and Surrounding Areas CLL Support Group – January 29 @ 6:30 pm
San Diego CLL Society Support and Education Meeting – February 5 @ 11:30 am
Long Island CLL Support Group – February 6 @ 6:45 pm
Houston-area CLL Support Group – February 8 @ 10:00 am
Central Massachusetts CLL Support Group – February 8 @ 12:30 pm
This meeting is held on-demand, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
Seattle-Olympic Peninsula CLL Support Group – February 8 @ 1:00 pm
Orlando CLL Support Group – February 8 @ 2:00 pm
Philadelphia CLL Patient Support Group – February 8 @ 2:00 pm
Atlanta Metro CLL Support Group – February 9 @ 3:00 pm
New York City CLL Support Group – February 9 @ 3:00 pm
Toronto CLL Support Group – February 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Orange County CLL Support Group – February 11 @ 7:00 pm
Visit our website for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society support group meetings.
Lymphoma Research Foundation Meetings
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM – 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, featuring Jakub Svoboda, MD from Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Find out more information and register here.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Meetings
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – Tucker – Family Support Group – February 4 @ 7:00 pm
The CLL Information & Support Group of Rockland County NY – February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Fort Lauderdale, FL
LLS invites you to attend the Florida Blood Cancer Conference being held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. This event is free but registration is required. Find out more information and register here.
IU Simon Cancer Center
CLL and Indolent Blood Cancers Support Group in Indianapolis, IN – February 3 @ 6:00 pm