Tuesday, January 1, 2013

ASH 2012: Dr. John M. Pagel Part 1 Game changing medications including ABT-199, Ibrutinib, and GS-1101 for CLL

Here's a little New Year's Eve gift.

In the first of three segments of my interview with Dr. John Pagel,  he says some amazing things.

"this year from last year in CLL, it's game changing, it's night and day difference from where we're going and where we've come and what this field is evolving to, ...... evolving away from cytotoxic chemotherapy"

"this is an amazing wonderful time"

But enough of me quoting the scientist.

I will let the good doctor introduce himself and share some details about his personal experience and excitement concerning ABT199, ibrubinib, and GS1101.

As I attended more of the ASH science and education sessions, and as I interviewed more of the CLL champions, a more mature full screen story develops about the changes that are coming to the world of treatment.

Even a vegan can say that this isn't a case of too much sizzle, not enough steak. These changes are mighty and meaty.

This is really happening and it's happening fast.

In an upcoming post, I will outline some possible tactics for those of us whose urgent present need for treatment doesn't allow the luxury of waiting for the day in the not too distant future when we can go to our local pharmacy and pick up our bottle of pills to control our cancer along with our toothpaste and shampoo.

But first more, we have much more to learn from Dr. Pagel.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


When I click to watch the video, it goes black and says "this video is private". Any suggestions?


January 1, 2013 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Brian. My name is Peter and I sent you an email. If you read it and decide it's not the right role for you, I totally get it. No problem. But just wanted to leave a note for you to make sure you at least open it. Thanks and have a great 2013!

January 1, 2013 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Brian Koffman said...

Me bad. I mount the videos as private until I have had a chance to review them, make sure the cell phone rings and coughs are edited out where possible, and there is no breaches of confidence. It should be fine now.

January 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Connie Fox said...

edshougaBrian, Thank you so much for sharing. This is great news and indeed a gift. I am also at OSU and in group 3, also doing better now than I've been for 11 years.Hope and pray this continues to kick CLL out of our lives. I certainly know I am blessed to be in the trial.

Best wishes,

January 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Brian: hope all is well. Alison.

January 15, 2013 at 12:05 AM  

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