Understanding the New World of CLL

What It Means for You

An audience of patients and their caregivers joined us for an interactive forum at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to hear the latest CLL 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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Guest Speakers:

Director of Immunotherapy, Malignant Hematology Division

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Medical Director, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine


Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate

Produced by

Moffitt Cancer Center

Sponsored through educational grants from: AbbVie Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Pharmacyclics, Inc.

This event is produced in partnership with The Web-Savvy Patient.

Panelist Interviews

My Advice to Other CLL Patients: Don't Panic

As an emergency room doctor, David Wilcher diagnoses patients every day. But when a lymph node on his neck persisted, he found himself investigating his own potential diagnosis.


My Advice to Other Caregivers: Stay Positive and Never Give Up

Brett Skonicki shares how he coped emotionally with his new role as his wife’s caregiver after her diagnosis with CLL.


Alan Holtzman: Life with CLL, One Day at a Time

Alan Holtzman felt that an angel was on his shoulder when a chance meeting with another CLL patient directed him to a leading specialist. Watch his story.


Linda Weiser: How I Became an Empowered Patient

Linda Weiser had just celebrated her 50th birthday when she learned she had chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) following a routine physical. Hear her story.


Barbara Skonicki: Coping with the Ups and Downs of CLL

Barbara Skonicki, a busy wife and mother of four, shares her story about life with CLL with watch and wait, treatment and transplant.


When Should CLL Patients Call the Doctor?

Lisa Nozden, an advanced registered nurse practitioner at Moffitt Cancer Center, shares her advice about when CLL patients should visit their doctor.



The Role of Prognostic Factors in Treating CLL

Prognostic factors can help predict how a patient's chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may behave and respond to treatment. Dr. William Wierda explains.



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