Dr. Wiestner always has a fresh perspective on CLL treatment, and my interview at ASH was no exception.
I+V in the CAPTIVATE trial is looking very potent and quite safe and the data from EHA was amazing.
On Aug 15, at 2 PM ET, Dr. Byrd and I will be doing an innovative free webinar on CLL complications that will have an audience of both MDs and patients, something I have wanted to do for a long time. It should be an informative and fun program.
On a personal note, I am getting excited about being on one of the boats that will be accompanying Stan Kurtz as he swims22-23 miles at night from Catalina to Palos Verdes to raise money for CLL. What a privilege!
Dr. Wiestner’s interview, the info about the webinar and Stan’s swim are all on the website: cllsociety.org
I am slowly getting stronger, swimming myself for rehab between 500- 1,000 meters a day- nothing like Stan. Next labs in 2 weeks.
Next big decision is whether to stop my ibrutinib after 7 years, but since I am MRD - , what is is treating? It’s my security blanket, but all drugs have risks.
We are all in this together.