Treatment of CLL

Topic Made On: Apr 13, 2012 11:19am

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Treatment of CLL

Professor Andy Pettitt, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Dr Anna Schuh, Consultant Haematologist, Oxford University Hospitals

March 2012

This is a current overview of UK CLL treatment, written for patients in an understandable format.
That gives good guidance and information of treatment options, the application of these options and explains the thinking and evidence behind how we have arrived at the current state of play. It also touches on the near future and how CLL medicine will advance. With the advent of more specific prognostic testing and targeted therapies being part of future clinical trials..

And concludes:

“So at the end of the day, to take forward the treatment of CLL requires a three-way partnership between scientists, doctors and patients. We are fortunate in the UK to have an institution whose precise purpose is to facilitate such a partnership. The institution is the UK CLL Forum and the person who founded it was Professor Terry Hamblin. We all owe him a great debt of gratitude for putting in place the collaborative infrastructure that will hopefully ensure that the UK will remain at the cutting edge of CLL research for the foreseeable future. March 2012”

The NCRI CLL trials information for 2012 will allow understanding of the full range of treatment options and will be available in their newsletter shortly.

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