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This week’s Alert highlights CLL Society’s 2021 second quarter edition of the Tribune. Grab your favorite drink, pull up a chair, put your feet up and join us. In this issue, we invite you to marvel at the resilience of our patient writers, enjoy the restoration of spirit that paint on canvas can bring, and learn from Dr. Brian Koffman and Lab Scientist Susan Leclair as they deliver lively lessons on how immunity works. Hear from our well-informed experts as they answer patient questions and discover what fellow CLL patients shared about how they are making treatment decisions. And that’s not all. Spend the entire holiday weekend with us if you would like!
Here is a sampling of what various content contributors have to offer in this edition of the Tribune:
- True Ryndes, “How I See It”
- Jerry Croft, “My Struggle with Leukemia
- Ramie Case, “How I Proved to Be my Own Best Advocate
- Brian Koffman, “CLL Facts: Immunity Part 1”
- Susan Leclair, “Introduction to Immunity” and “Lies, More Lies, and Statistics”
- John Allan, “Bispecific Antibodies for CLL” from ASH 2020
- Survey Results
You can read the new edition of CLL Society’s Tribune in its entirety here.
CLL Society in the News
Dr. Koffman’s commentary, “Vaccinated, Unprotected, and Unaware of the Risk,” was accepted for publication in response to Dr. Lindsay Ryan’s personal story published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) on June 7th, 2021. Dr. Ryan’s article called, “Vaccinated but Not Protected—Living Immunocompromised During the Pandemic” was written from her unique perspective both as a patient and physician. Her article has done a great deal to increase awareness about the lack of response to COVID-19 vaccines amongst those who are immunocompromised in various ways. Read more here.
If you missed the June 29th Webinar presented by Lab Scientist Dr. Susan Leclair called, “Learning to Decode Your Blood Test Results” please consider watching at your leisure. It was CLL Society’s highest attended webinar to date! There was so much helpful information shared about how to interpret blood test results and why it is critical to keep track of trending labs in CLL.
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.