The Latest Understanding and Research in CLL
We are very grateful to the California Southland Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for sponsoring this amazing conference on leukemia and lymphomas in Anaheim held on Feb 7, 2015. LLS is a super organization for all of us whose lives have been touched by blood cancers and they deserve our support.
Among their many activities are educational conferences such as this one where we shot the video of the session on CLL.
While the session was meant as an introductory lecture and might be for some with a strong science background, it does contain many new concepts and assumes a good basic knowledge of CLL.
What we did was just aim a camera at the one and only Dr. Tom Kipps and let him tell us what was on his mind in treating CLL in early 2015 during this 90-minute breakout session.
This is the unedited raw footage, but when Dr. Kipps is at the microphone, you don’t want to miss anything he has to say. Who else would refer to a B-cell’s microenvironment at its “hood”?
I was struck by how little time in the lecture was spent on traditional chemo-immunotherapy compared what was standard in such talks until very recently.
Dr. Kipps has seen the future and is guiding us there with his lecture.
Among the topics he covers include multiple approved and emerging oral therapies, new antibodies (including ROR1), CAR-T, and possible helpful combinations.
The full hour and a half is probably too much for many to bite off and digest in one sitting, so I recommend that you expand the video to fill your whole screen on your iPad or computer so you that can better read the slides and that you then watch it over a few sessions.
Enjoy. It is chock full of great information explained as only possible by Dr. Kipps.
And I love the fact that he went out of his way to thank the patients who participated in the clinical trials whom he named “the veterans of the cancer wars”.
And thanks again to LLS for making this happen.
Brian Koffman 3/12/15