Dr, Jeff Jones on the importance of genetic Testing Before Treating our CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) or any cancer
It could be a matter of life or death,
Please enjoy this brief and helpful interview:
What started as a personal journey of a doctor turned patient morphed into a way to share what’s universal in dealing with cancer, in my case a nasty leukemia (CLL), a failed transplant and a successful clinical trial. The telling of my journey has become a journey to teach about CLL, related blood issues and all cancers. Please visit our new website http://cllsociety.org for the latest news and information. Smart patients get smart care™. If you want to reach me, email bkoffmanMD@gmail.com
I just returned home from a long weekend in Yosemite. It was touch and go whether the roads would be clear enough to get there, but we made it and it was breathtaking!
There was 9 feet of snow where we cross country skied and most of the valley had a thick dusting of white. It was so beautiful.
A week after the 2016 ASH meeting, the CLL Society held our 2nd annual CLL Patient Educational Forum at City of Hope in Duarte, CA. After the forum, I had a chance to chat with Dr. Steve Rosen about the new data that provides hope for patients whose CLL has transformed to Richter Transformation. You can read about it and watch out interview here.
ALL DONE! Thank you to the 233 who participated in our Q4 2016 Reader Poll about your experiences with Testing before Treatment. We're really anxious to dig into the data. Thank you again for your time!
CLL Patient Support Group Meetings Coming Up AND New Ones Forming
Wednesday, February 1st from 4:00 - 5:00 PM in La Jolla, CA:
The UCSD CLL Education and Support Group will be meeting.
Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM in New City, NY:
The CLL Information & Support Group of Rockland County NY, sponsored by LLS will be meeting. More information here.
Monday, February 6th at 6:00 PM in Indianapolis, IN:
The CLL and Indolent Blood Cancers Support Group will be meeting.
Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 PM in Tucker, GA:
The Tucker - Family Support Group, sponsored by LLS will be meeting.
Upcoming Patient Education Meetings
In the meantime....
We are all in this together.
Brian Koffman, MD
January 31, 2017
Labels: Richter's Transformation