Expanding Treatment Options for CLL

A Town Meeting for Patients, Their Families & Care Partners

September 23, 2017

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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Options for CLL Patients With Joint Pain

Some CLL treatments can take a toll on a patient’s joints, causing aches and painful discomfort. What steps can your healthcare team take to alleviate this side effect? Tune in to find out.


CLL Vaccine Research: An Update

How could a DNA vaccine therapy work for CLL patients? Noted CLL expert, Dr. Michael Keating, explains where research is today for this approach.


How Can CLL Patients Combat Fatigue?

What do the experts recommend doing to combat fatigue? This counterintuitive approach may not be your first guess. Watch now to find out more on CLL symptom management for fatigue.


Coping With Anxiety and Depression After a CLL Diagnosis

Feelings of anxiety and depression after a CLL diagnosis are common, but where can patients draw strength from to persevere? Watch now to hear advice from the experts.


Is Family Participation in Doctor Visits Helpful?

Is it appropriate for family members to be involved with your CLL care? How can your loved ones contribute during doctor visits? Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba explains the significant role they can play.


Could Your Doctor Help You Get a Second Opinion?

Patients seeking a second opinion may not be aware of a valuable resource they already have—their own doctor. Tune in to find out ways your doctor can assist and guide you through the process.


Could Marijuana Help Alleviate CLL Treatment Side Effects?

What do the experts say about using marijuana to combat CLL treatment side effects? Watch now to find out.


What Factors Could Exclude Me From a Clinical Trial?

Our CLL expert panel discusses the inclusion and exclusion criteria for clinical trials. Tune in to learn more about participating in the future of CLL treatments.


Diet and Supplements: What Do CLL Patients Need to Know?

How can changes in diet affect CLL treatment? Are supplements safe to use? Find out now from our CLL expert panel.


A Message to Newly Diagnosed CLL Patients

Oncology social worker Nora Larson explains how newly diagnosed patients can collaborate with their healthcare team to live their best life after CLL diagnosis.


Novel CLL Drugs in Development

What could be coming soon from the CLL treatment pipeline? Watch now to discover the way modern therapies are designed and how they work to target CLL cells.


Strategies for Dealing With CLL Treatment Resistance

Inhibitors and targeted therapies have changed the landscape of CLL treatment, so what can patients expect from modern medicine? Dr. Jeff Sharman talks about their design, capability and potential for drug resistance while using them.


How to Detect, Identify and Treat Subtypes of CLL

Every patient’s CLL is different, so how do doctors tell which CLL treatment is right? Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba and Dr. Stephen Spurgeon discuss.


Watch and Wait: Can Treatment Start Earlier?

Why doesn’t CLL treatment always start immediately after a CLL diagnosis? Find out from Dr. Michael Keating, as he explains some of the variables that influence the course of care.


What Are the Common Symptoms of CLL?

CLL symptoms can vary and may indicate disease progression. Watch now to find out more about common symptoms.


Understanding the Basics of CLL

What is going on in the body of a person with chronic lymphocytic leukemia? Dr. Michael Keating and Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba break down the disease.


Has Chemo Become a “Dirty” Word?

With genomic insights and the ability to unlock the power of DNA for treatment, is there still a place for chemotherapy? Find out from our panel of healthcare professionals.


Decoding Monoclonal Antibodies

What are monoclonal antibodies targeting in the fight against CLL? Dr. Stephen Spurgeon and Dr. Jeff Sharman decode this group of therapies.


Expanding Treatment Options for CLL: Session 2 Replay

Watch the replay of session two of our “Expanding Treatment Options for CLL” town meeting as CLL experts are joined by a social worker and inspiring patients to discuss tools for living well with CLL.


Expanding Treatment Options for CLL: Session 1 Replay

Watch the replay of session one of our “Expanding Treatment Options for CLL” town meeting as a panel of experts discuss the latest in CLL research.


Host & Guests

Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, CLL Patient and Advocate


Medical Oncologist, Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center; Medical Director, The US Oncology Network


Associate Professor of Medicine; Section Head, Hematologic Malignancies

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

This town meeting was provided by CLL Global Research Foundation, which received support from AbbVie Inc., Gilead Sciences, TG Therapeutics, Pharmacyclics LLC and Janssen Biotech, Inc., and Genentech. It was produced by Patient Power in collaboration with The US Oncology Network, Compass Oncology, and Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center.

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