Making Empowered Decisions: Understanding Your Options to Get the Best CLL Care

March 24, 2018

An audience of CLL patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent town meeting along with CLL Global Research Foundation to hear the latest treatment and research news, inspiring stories of people living well with CLL, tips for effective communication with a healthcare team and more.

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Evaluating If a Doctor Is Right for You

How can people find a CLL specialist? What should patients look for in a doctor? Tune in to hear Dr. Michael Keating and Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli discuss ways to determine if a physician is right for you.


Can There Be Too Many CLL Treatment Options?

Do more options create more problems? A panel of CLL experts discuss how new avenues in research affect the CLL treatment landscape and the challenge of choosing the most appropriate therapy for each individual patient.


The Role of Venetoclax in Treating CLL

A Patient Power community member writes in, where does venetoclax fit in with all the other CLL therapies? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Michael Keating explain.


Are Clinical Trials Available to the Older Patient Population?

Is there a cut-off age to clinical trial participation? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Nicole Lamanna discuss the importance of elderly representation and eligibility to drive research forward.


How Do Vitamins Interact With CLL Treatment?

Are vitamins beneficial for CLL patients? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Michael Keating explain how certain vitamins may impact a person’s condition and the best way for patients to maintain optimal nutrition.


Can Treating Your Immunoglobulin Ward Off Other Infections?

Can boosting IgG levels reduce risk of infection for CLL patients? Tune in to hear CLL expert Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli explain the potential risks and benefits and the protocol for administering the treatment.


DNA Vaccine: How Does It Work to Treat CLL?

Where is research today on targeted vaccine therapies? How does this treatment strategy work? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Michael Keating shares the current progress with DNA vaccines.


Can Diet Help Prolong the Watch-and-Wait Period?

Does diet impact CLL progression? What should patients eat during watch and wait? Watch now to hear CLL expert Dr. Lamanna explain the role of nutrition, supplements and exercise in your care.


Financial Resources for CLL-Related Expenses

How can patients deal with the expense of modern CLL care? Watch now to hear a CLL expert panel share resources for support to help minimize costs and provide financial relief.


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Host & Guests

Patient Advocate and Host


Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

This town meeting was provided by CLL Global Research Foundation, which received support from AbbVie Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pharmacyclics LLC and TG Therapeutics. It was produced by Patient Power in collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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