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Excitement is building for our upcoming deep dive into CAR-T!
What Are You Doing on April 21st?
How about joining us for CLL Society’s CAR-T Ed Forum: The Basic Science and Latest Data at 10:00 AM PT, 11:00 AM MT, 12:00 PM CT, and 1:00 PM ET? Respected by colleagues for their leadership in quality clinical trials and much beloved by their patients for the extraordinary clinical care they provide, you will discover that Drs. John Pagel and Tanya Siddiqi also bring a spirit of generosity and a gift for teaching as they help us strengthen our understanding about CAR-T therapy. CAR-T patient Dr. Larry Saltzman and his caregiver/wife Sharon, bring real-life experience to this event. Sign-up here. We look forward to seeing you!
In this interview, Dr. Tanya Siddiqi shares with Dr. Brian Koffman the impressive data that she presented at ASH 2020 on the TRANSCEND CLL 004 trial of lisocel (CAR-T therapy) in patients with relapsed or refractory CLL.
CAR-T Quick Links
CAR-T is a revolutionary treatment that uses our own cells to defeat CLL. For a basic overview of how it works and practical issues on getting the treatment paid for, here is the link to our CLL Society CAR-T One-Pager.
Driving CARs to the Clinic! Dr. Joe Fraietta writes on the wonders of CAR-T!
Financial Resources for CAR-T Patients: The LLS Susan Lang Pre CAR T-cell Therapy Travel Assistance program is included on our Financial Assistance webpage.
CAR-T Blog: Dr. Brian Koffman discusses Dr. John Byrd’s exciting move to the University of Cincinnati’s Barrett Cancer Center.
Help You Need, When You Need It! If you need help explaining to family and friends why the CDC guidelines for those vaccinated against COVID-19 do not apply to chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients, please click here.
In case you missed our March 26th COVID-19 Virtual Community Meeting: Contagion, Variants, and Vaccines, we’ve saved it for you! Click here for our on-demand recording featuring CLL experts Drs. Steve Rosen and Alexey Danilov, infectious disease physician Dr. Sanjeet Dadwal, lab scientist Dr. Susan Leclair, and CLL Society’s own Dr. Brian Koffman presenting the most up-to-date COVID-19 information. We have also provided a transcript of audience questions and answers for this event.
Survey: How Do You Make Treatment Decisions?
There are a variety of ways in which CLL patients make decisions when considering treatment options. How would you best describe yours? Let us know, here.
Join CLL Society and PeerView Institute for the joint event, Making Modern Treatment Choices in CLL: Oncology Nurse Insights on the Patient Journey and the New Era of Care, in association with the 47th Annual ONS Congress. This event will take place on April 22nd at 9 AM PT, 10:00 AM MT, 11:00 AM CT, and 12:00 PM ET. Bruce Wright will provide a patient testimonial on the nurse–patient relationship and the key role of nurses as patient educators during the therapeutic journey. Learn more and register here.
Join NCCN and CLL Society’s Dr. Brian Koffman with Dr. Jennifer Brown for Know What Your Doctors Know: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia on April 21st & April 26th. Learn more and register here.
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CLL Society Support Group Meetings Coming Up!
CLL Society Support Group meetings have moved to a virtual platform for most locations due to the threat of coronavirus. Support group members will receive an invitation to register for the meeting from the support group facilitator. If you are new to the group, please contact the RSVP email for the Support Group in your region. Once it is safe again, we will resume in-person meetings.
Visit the individual event listings on our website for the most up-to-date information on all CLL Society Support Group meetings.