Living Well With CLL | New York, NY

A Town Meeting for Patients, Families and Care Partners


Saturday, May 14, 2016
New York, NY 

An audience of CLL patients and their caregivers joined us at a recent town meeting along with The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center to hear about emerging therapies in CLL, current treatment options and support resources.

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Patient Folder


Checkpoint Inhibitors and CLL

Could checkpoint inhibitors be used to treat CLL? CLL expert, Dr. Nicole Lamanna, explains.


How Do CLL Inhibitor Treatments Work?

Dr. Nicole Lamanna explains CLL inhibitors: what is being inhibited, who is approved for these oral treatments, and how your doctor decides which is best for you.


What’s the Difference Between CLL and SLL?

CLL specialist Dr. Nicole Lamanna of Columbia University Medical Center explains the difference between the labels, CLL and SLL.


Why Is CLL So Varied?

Drs. Nicole Lamanna and Philip Thompson explain genetic variances and abnormalities in CLL cells.


Jennifer Zarou: Adjusting Your Sails After a CLL Diagnosis

Three-time cancer survivor and mother of two, Jennifer Abraham, explains why she feels her CLL diagnosis is a blessing in disguise.


What Does It Mean to Achieve MRD-Negative Status?

Andrew Schorr and Dr. Philip Thompson of MD Anderson Cancer Center discuss MRD negativity and its role in deciding ongoing treatment and whether it defines a cure for CLL.


Personalized Care and CLL

Andrew Schorr and Dr. Nicole Lamanna discuss the ever-changing landscape of CLL and the new role of patients and doctors in this era of personalized medicine.


Guest Presenters

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Columbia University Medical Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine

Adult Nurse Practitioner

Columbia University Medical Center

Oncology Social Worker

Columbia University Medical Center

Patient Advocate


Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Two-Time Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate

Online Host, Patient Power Co-Founder, Caregiver and Patient Advocate

This town meeting was provided by CLL Global Research Foundation, which received support from Acerta Pharma, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pharmacyclics, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and TG Therapeutics, Inc. and the Patient Empowerment Network, which received support from AbbVie Inc. and Genentech Inc. It was produced by Patient Power in partnership with The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center.

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