Me and my new best friend near Mount Kenya
The CLL Society can keep me too busy at times.
has flown by and we’re preparing for a very busy and educational fall, especially with the next issue of
The CLL Tribune.
Just a reminder, if you have a question for our Ask The Doctor
section, you can submit it here. http://www.cllsociety.org/newsletter/ask-tell-questions-suggestions/
No question is too silly to ask
and you can be sure others have the same questions.
week in the Conference Coverage section, we’ve posted an interview with Dr. Januario
Castro out of UCSD where we discussed the results of his trial studying HDMP +
obinutuzumab in both untreated and relapsed refractory CLL
. You can view
that interview from ASH 2015 here. http://cllsociety.org/2016/08/castro-hdmp-obinutuzumab-cll/
pleased to announce that a new CLL
Patient and Caregiver Support and Education Group will be starting in
partnership with the Levine Cancer Institute – Morehead in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 PM.
Patients and family caregivers are welcome.
Find out more about dates and
This will be a great group, so if you live near Charlotte, please try to attend.
time to time, we will make you aware of in-person meetings coming up for those
of us affected by CLL and lymphoma, specifically:
Monday, September 12th
at 6 PM at The Westin Seattle in Seattle, WA: The
Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Updates on Lymphoma and Treatment Options as part of their Ask the
Doctor series. John Pagel from The
Swedish Cancer Institute is the featured speaker. Dinner will be served and there is no charge to attend. You can find
out more information and register here. http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=9418923
Monday, September 19th
at 10 AM at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland: The CLL Support Association
(CLLSA) is hosting a 2016 Glasgow Members Conference. Dr. Alison McCaig a consultant in the haematology department of
the Royal Alexandra Hospital will be the featured speaker. Lunch and
refreshments will be served and there is no charge to attend for members. You
can find out more information and register here. http://www.cllsupport.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=33
Wednesday, September 21st at 6
PM at the New York Marriott East Side in New York City: The Lymphoma Research Foundation
will be hosting Updates on Chronic
Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma as part of their Ask the
Doctor series. Rick Furman from New
York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical (also part of the CLL Society Medical
Advisory Board) is the featured speaker.
Dinner will be served and there is no charge to attend. You can find out
more information and register here. http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=9419387
Saturday, October 8th
at 9 AM at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe: The Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society will be hosting their New
York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area Blood Cancer Conference. Dr. Anthony Mato
from the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
will be speaking during the CLL breakout session. Breakfast and lunch will be
served and there is no charge to attend. Parking is also complimentary. You can
find out more information and register here. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/nynjbcc/443564/
The CLL Society has become
aware of a series of unbranded patient meetings coming up in September and
October (with a few more to come in November and December). CLL patients will
share their personal stories, and local CLL experts will be providing a talk on
the basics of CLL. A complimentary meal will be provided and parking is free.
You are welcome to bring a guest.
member of the CLL Society will be at each meeting to show a brief video and
give a talk about the impact support and education groups have had on their CLL
journey. We will provide practical tips and support for setting up a local CLL
group and will stay afterwards to meet with attendees who may be interested in
participating in a support group in those areas. We look forward to meeting you
there. The first 10 confirmed meetings are:
I'll be at this one in NJ!
We are all in this together.