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A Wales & West CLLSA members meeting will be held in Bristol on Monday 28th September 2015

Wales & West CLLSA members meeting - Bristol - Monday September 28th 2015

The event is now confirmed and  in set up, a venue has been reserved and details will be released very soon to enable you to consider detailed planning and reservations. In the meantime please add it to your diaries for planning purposes.

Keynote talks will be provided by  University of Wales clinical and research experts Professor Chris Fegan & Professor Chris Pepper .

There is no cost to attend and a complimentary lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Idelalisib gains SMC approval for NHS Scotland use + early access programme

Idelalisib (Zydelig) has been accepted for restricted use by NHS Scotland. you can read more & access the full guidance PDF from the download on the SMC website.  

CLLSA have participated in the consultation process,  it is rewarding to see this now gain approval.  

SMC intitial guidance details:

following a full submission

Complications

In the above video Dr. George Follows discuses treatment choices and side effects.

Different drug combinations have different toxicity profiles, associated complications and efficacy. Requiring lengthy discussion between patients and their doctor and treatment at a centre experienced in their delivery and care of patients being treated with them. 

Q1) Many patients have heard about potential treatments such as “FCR” and “BR”, how do you choose which therapy they should receive?