As new and better treatments are developed to treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL/SLL), testing for subtypes of the disease is becoming more important for prognosis and selection of the best treatment options.
Join CLL Society for this important Ed Forum to learn the basics about testing across the span of your CLL journey. At the time of diagnosis, find out which tests should be performed, which might be avoided, and why. Before starting your first treatment, and prior to every subsequent
Patient, Know Thyself Mark Hoffman is a long-time CLL patient advocate and facilitator of the CLL Society Patient & Caregiver Support Group in San Diego, CA. In this article from Cancer Health, Mark echoes the importance of the Test Before Treat™ campaign by sharing his story. When Mark was
At the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) 2020 conference, there was research on looking at the genome of CLL and how different genetic markers might have predictive and value. Dr. Brian Koffman, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of CLL Society, interviewed Dr. Adrian Wiestner, a senior investigator at
CLL Society On Demand Ed Forum: ASH 2020 Comes to You – Session 1: Encouraging Updates on Drugs in Development + the Sad State of Test Before Treat Recorded Thursday, February 4, 2021 https://youtu.be/U9f7OCdcJcs Continue to Session 2: CLL Treatments: Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Targeted Agents CLL Society Resources Download
As the science of chronic lymphocytic leukemia has advanced, we have learned much more detailed information about its biology and the specific chromosomes, genes, and proteins that contribute to the disease. Checking for specific abnormalities in chromosomes and genetic variants can help doctors evaluate a patient’s prognosis and predict
This clinical trial introduces the concept of “synthetic lethality,” where multiple targeted agents are used at low dosages to block different pathways, and achieve the ability to kill cancer cells without the associated toxicities of using three drugs together at their usual dosages.