Breaking news form ASH conference: looks like Ibrutinib May be better than FCR for some patients
#ASH18 #LBA | A Randomized Phase III Study of Ibrutinib ( PCI-32765)-Based Therapy Vs. Standard Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide, and Rituximab ...
Chemo-Free Treatment Best Option for CLL Patients Under 70
There is good news in the advancement of chemo-free approaches to managing chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and I am thrilled to share it with y...
CAR-T update and more
Writing this with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide running through my PICC line to make room for the CAR-T cells on March 22. I have tried to...
MF transplant update - discharged from BMT unit and back home
Hi All, delighted to report that I am back home from my local BMT unit and will now be treated as an outpatient. Still along way to go....
Just finished FIRST round FCR - what will happen next?
I just finished three days of FCR infusion. They waited for the third day to infuse the Rituximab, but I had Cyclophosphamide and Fludarabine...
FLAIR Trial 2018 update
This trial is comparing ibrutinib alongside rituximab with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, rituximab and venetoclax for chronic lymphocytic le...
Hi, I'm writing this for my dad he's had CLL 8 years and in the past year he's started developing symptoms ( swollen nodes in the neck ) his ...
Antioxidants: good, bad or indifferent...
Resveratrol a stilbenoids, has been looked at in CLL, and seems to have some sinergy with fludarabine......
Prof Fegan talks from ASH 2018 | Telomere length can predict the outcome of FCR chemoimmunotherapy in CLL
We are in an era of fast evolving blood cancer treatment, novel non chemo therapies and new combinations offer the potential for individualis...
New to the group (not at all new to CLL!). Thought I'd say hello...
I went for two years before I told my consultant that I couldn't cope with work and the disease anymore at which point I was given six cycles...
CLL 11q del, CD38+ unmutated and my bumpy ride during the FCR treatment.
After a reminder today of a member, I simply steal the time in my hectical life to finally write some, as promised earlier, about my treatmen...
2 mths ago told I had stage 4CLL from Canada
Recently diagnosed with stage 4 CLL. What a shocker....
CLL Blood Tests: Immunoglobulin, Complete Blood Counts, Platelets and More- Patient Power Video- June 29, 2012
So I would want to know the absolute lymphocyte count, and the thing that I would be concerned about on that is how fast it is doubling. You ...
Stick or Twist...Not Really.
For those people who don't know me and read this, I have CLL and Mantle Cell Lymphoma and am being treated for both, but the MCL is leading t...
Key questions to ask your consultant
After 5 years treated with Fludarabine ( did not work, CLL was becoming aggressive ), then was lucky that combination of Fludarabine and Cycl...
Are there possibilities other than stem cell transplant in Canada for CLL with 11Q deletion?
His doctor says that according to the counts it looks like progressive CLL and hopes getting back to Ibrutinib will take care of the situatio...
Rituximab and bendamustine
I did have fludarabine and rituximab nearly 5 years ago with great results....
COPING STRATEGIES for living better with CLL - Part 3 - some extra tips for making good use of "Watch and "Wait"
Here are some [ b]extra practical points[/b ] for things to do during " Watch and wait ". [/b ] It doesn’t always show on the standard blood ...
Integrating Emerging Evidence Into the Management of CLL Patients; what leading CLL experts recommend in 4 case studies
In this downloadable slideset from a symposium conducted at the NCCN 10th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™, a group of expert facul...
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