Monday, November 21, 2016

Professor Hallek: The micro-environment in CLL(chronic lymphocytic leukemia)

Preparations are underway for the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, or ASH as it’s commonly referred. We’re scheduling interviews with CLL experts, scheduling meeting with current and potential supporters of the CLL Society and preparing our poster for the CLL Poster Session on Monday, December 5th! So much to do, so little time. .

Today in the Conference Coverage section, we’ve posted an interview with Professor Michael Hallek where he discusses the role of the microenvironment in CLL and why it is an important target. You can view my article and see the interview here.

Patient & Caregiver Support Meetings

November 21st @ 7:00 PM in Duarte, CA, the City of Hope CLL Support Group will be meeting. See more information here

Patient Education Meetings

Saturday, December 17th - Post-ASH CLL Patient Educational Forum at City of Hope. The CLL Society, in partnership with City of Hope Medical Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Post-ASH CLL Educational Forum at City of Hope. Dr. Tanya Siddiqi will be presenting on the latest data on Diagnosis and Frontline Treatment and Dr. Steven Rosen will present on Relapsed Disease and Novel Therapies. You can access the flyer here and pre-registration is requested. We look forward to seeing you there.

Wednesday, December 14th at 6 PM at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in Washington DC: The Lymphoma Research Foundation will be hosting Updates on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia / Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma as part of their Ask the Doctor series. Dr. Chaitra S. Ujjani from Georgetown University Hospital is the featured speaker. You can find out more information and register here. Dinner will be served and there is no charge to attend.
Saturday, December 10th in Los Angeles, CA. The CLL Society will present at the conclusion of this meeting to assess interest in forming a CLL support group in the west side Los Angeles area. More details in the flyer. Access it here.
In the meantime….
Stay strong.

We are all in this together.

Brian Koffman, MD

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