Saturday, May 9, 2015

ASH 2014: Dr. Kipps Explains ROR1 and how CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) is really treated in the Community

When I had a chance at ASH (American Society of Hematology) 2014 to interview my doctor, Dr. Tom Kipps, he first talked about the ROR1 trials that has recently opened at UCSD. This has been his research passion for years and is finally in trials. So far, so good. ROR1 holds the promise to be the perfect cancer target: found on our cancer cells, including possible CLL stem cells, and not on much else.

Keeping in mind that in all likelihood, a curative therapy is going to include a biological or immune approach, so it is important to know about ROR1. I have included links to more background and the clinical trials in the article.

In the second segment of the interview, Dr. Kipps discussed the findings presented at ASH on how CLL is actually treated in the real world. Guess what! It is not according to the latest guidelines. Another reason to add a CLL expert to our team.

These two interviews can be found in the conference coverage (past years) section of the website:

Expect video updates on the website every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the rest of the month.

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