CLL/SLL Expert Healthcare Providers
Although CLL/SLL is the most common type of adult blood cancer, it is still considered a rare (orphan) disease. Treatments have changed radically in the last few years, and it is difficult for even dedicated blood cancer experts to stay on top of the latest advances. Having a CLL/SLL expert as part of your healthcare team, in addition to your local healthcare provider, has been directly connected to a survival advantage.
There is no definition or set criteria for who qualifies to be a CLL/SLL expert. However, those those listed below have been put through CLL Society’s vetting process to ensure they meet certain standards that we feel are important to help ensure patients get their best care.
Here are some of the important criteria CLL Society takes into consideration when determining who to include on the expert list:
1) Does the individual regularly encourage their patients to participate in clinical trials.
2) Do they perform the critically necessary biomarker testing before deciding upon any treatments for CLL/SLL.
3) Do they primarily prescribe treatment regimens that are considered the most current standard of care (i.e., avoid prescribing chemoimmunotherapy for their CLL/SLL patients except for extremely rare circumstances).
4) Are the majority of patients being seen in their office CLL/SLL patients.
Please Note: The list of healthcare providers below is not exhaustive of every single CLL and SLL expert out there. However, the list is a great place to begin researching which expert might be the best fit for you.
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