Join us in this next installment of our series, Patient-Doctor Perspectives, where we explore a diagnosis from the view of a patient and doctor. In this episode, we speak to Dr. Larry Saltzman, a Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) survivor and physician researcher and Dr. Steven Coutre from Stanford Medicine. Dr. Larry shares his experience living with CLL, participating in LLS Team In Training events, and his current work with LLS studying patient outcomes and COVID-19 vaccine antibody response. Dr. Coutre then delves deeper into CLL treatments, responses to vaccines and what is on the horizon for new treatments and clinical trials.
*Please note that this episode was recorded prior to the rise of the COVID Delta variant and release of booster shots. We encourage patients to consult with your physician regarding COVID-19 safety and vaccines. Preliminary results have also been released for the antibody study and can be found in the show notes below.
Mentioned on this episode:
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
- Small Cell Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL)
- CAR T-cell Therapy
- Minimal Residual Disease
- Team In Training
- Financial support
- Clinical Trial Support Center
- LLS Patient Registry
- Vaccines for Blood Cancer Patients
- LLS COVID-19 Antibody Research Study: Your Questions Answered
Additional LLS Support Resources:
- Information Specialists
- Free telephone/web patient programs
- Free booklets
- Online chats
- Caregiver support
- LLS Community
- Support groups
- Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program
- Free Nutrition Consultations
Support for this episode provided by Genentech, Inc. & Biogen and Pharmacyclics, An AbbVie Company & Janssen Biotech.