Genetics 101: Everything You Need to Know About Genetic Testing and CLL

November 13, 2018

An online audience of CLL patients and their care partners joined us of a webinar along with CLL Global Research Foundation  to hear about the role of genetic testing in accessing the best CLL care.

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Factors That Indicate a CLL Patient Should Be Re-Tested or Re-Scanned

When should a CLL patient be re-tested or re-scanned, and how do you know which tests? Watch as Dr. Jennifer Brown and Dr. William Wierda share their expert perspectives on monitoring CLL over time.


Defining High-Risk Subgroups of CLL

Which genetic mutations have prognostic indications for CLL? Watch now to hear experts Dr. Jennifer Brown and Dr. William Wierda discuss important markers to look for and how to test for them.


Are Therapies Being Developed to Target Specific Mutations in CLL?

After CLL genetic mutation testing, how is the information used to form a treatment plan? Watch now to hear leading expert Dr. Jennifer Brown give insight into research on targeted therapy.


Are Genetic Tests Recommended at Initial CLL Diagnosis?

Where do genetic testing and genetic mutations fit in during CLL care? Watch now as expert Dr. William Wierda explains recommended testing to evaluate prognostic factors and the optimal timing and frequency.


Identifying CLL Patient Subsets: What Does Mutational Status Reveal About Disease Risk?

What does mutational status mean for CLL patients? Watch as Dr. Jennifer Brown explains genetic mutations in CLL and how mutational status can influence treatment decisions and response.


What Genetic Mutations Are Doctors Looking for in CLL Patients?

Which genetic mutations are important in CLL patients? Watch as CLL experts Dr. Jennifer Brown and Dr. William Wierda explain molecular testing and how some mutations affect the treatment path.


An Expert Explains CLL FISH and Flow Tests

How do doctors get a clear picture of a CLL patient’s diagnosis and disease traits? CLL expert Dr. Jennifer Brown explains what tests are used to make informed treatment decisions.


Replay | Genetics 101: Everything You Need to Know About Genetic Testing and CLL

What is the relationship between genes, prognosis and treatment decisions? During this Genetics 101 replay, esteemed CLL experts Dr. William Wierda and Dr. Jennifer Brown break down the patient subsets of CLL by mutational status, explain how genetic test results help distinguish high- and low-risk disease, and discuss what tests are used to identify specific mutations seen in CLL.


Host & Guests

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


Director, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Center

Medical Director, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine

Patient Advocate

Provided by CLL Global Research Foundation, which received support from AbbVie Inc., Gilead Sciences and TG Therapeutics.

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