In the above video Dr Follows discusses how the new targeted therapies will require discipline and engagement by patients to ensure they take their medications to stay in remission. Longer term the research community is working towards novel none chemo combinations that may produce a durable MRD status, removing the need for continued medication, this could one day translate into a cure.
Q1) What would you say is the CLL patient’s role and responsibility when it comes to their treatment?
Q2) Do you think could ever get to the point where patients can stop taking medicines after treatment?
2015 CLL podcasts –
video updates and discussion from leading UK & European CLL clinical researchers including this year's ASH updates.
See what's on Patient Power EU
Discussions between Prof John Gribben and Prof Peter Hillmen:
Dr George Follows at ASH 2014:
See what's on Oncology Tube – patient power EU
Dr Barbara Eichhorst at ASH 2014: ABT-199 monotherapy and combination trials in CLL
Oncology Tube - chronic Lymphocytic leukaemia
Video updates and discussion from US and global CLL clinical researchers including this year's ASH updates.
See what's on the global perspectives player
See what's on Onc live - latest Chronic Lymphocytic leukaemia videos