Making Empowered Decisions: Understanding Your Options to Get the Best CLL Care

March 24, 2018

An audience of CLL patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent town meeting along with CLL Global Research Foundation to hear the latest treatment and research news, inspiring stories of people living well with CLL, tips for effective communication with a healthcare team and more.

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The Role of Venetoclax in Treating CLL

A Patient Power community member writes in, where does venetoclax fit in with all the other CLL therapies? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Michael Keating explain.


Are Clinical Trials Available to the Older Patient Population?

Is there a cut-off age to clinical trial participation? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Nicole Lamanna discuss the importance of elderly representation and eligibility to drive research forward.


Can Treating Your Immunoglobulin Ward Off Other Infections?

Can boosting IgG levels reduce risk of infection for CLL patients? Tune in to hear CLL expert Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli explain the potential risks and benefits and the protocol for administering the treatment.


DNA Vaccine: How Does It Work to Treat CLL?

Where is research today on targeted vaccine therapies? How does this treatment strategy work? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Michael Keating shares the current progress with DNA vaccines.


Fighting Fatigue and Anxiety: Mental and Physical Strength Building Tools

Watch now to hear a panel of experts discuss strategies and resources to help patients manage physical, emotional and mental aspects of living with CLL.


Wesley Bishop: You Must Have Hope

CLL patient advocate Wesley Bishop shares his experience being diagnosed with an aggressive form of CLL, why he remains positive and advice for other patients fighting the disease.


What Information Comes From a Bone Marrow Biopsy?

What does a bone marrow biopsy reveal about your CLL? CLL expert Dr. Nicole Lamanna explains the critical role it plays on a patient’s treatment journey.


CLL Clinical Trial Candidacy: Finding a Suitable Trial

How can CLL patients looking to participate in a clinical trial find one that suits their needs? Dedicated researcher Dr. Nicole Lamanna explains how to find a match to studies and the factors that determine whether or not a trial is appropriate.


How Can CLL Patients Benefit From Participating in a Clinical Trial?

Can engaging in clinical research improve individual health outcomes? A panel of experts demonstrate the potential benefits for CLL patients participating in a clinical trial.


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Host & Guests

Patient Advocate and Host


Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

This town meeting was provided by CLL Global Research Foundation, which received support from AbbVie Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc.,Pharmacyclics LLC and TG Therapeutics. It was produced by Patient Power in collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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