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Leukemia

There’s No Place Like Home: How a Visit to the United States Saved My Life
Financial SupportLeukemiaPatient Stories
Martin Miralda was fresh out of college when a short visit to the United States helped to save his life after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Despite his lacking health insurance as a non-resident, he received superior medical care through “Charity Care,” a service that covers necessary hospitalization for uninsured people in the country and is available in several states.
Imbruvica as First Treatment a New Standard in Older Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Leukemia
Results of a recent study showed that using the targeted therapy Imbruvica (ibrutinib) as the first treatment in older adults with CLL was better than the combination of chemotherapy plus immunotherapy in slowing the progression of the disease.
Telling Patients About CAR T-Cell Therapy
ImmunotherapyLeukemiaLymphomaPersonalized Medicine
Nurse Navigator Claire White describes the way she tells her patients what CAR T-cell therapy is and how it works.
Drugs for Leukemia
Leukemia
Here are the drugs and financial support services available to patients receiving treatment for Leukemia.
Targeted Therapy Better Than Chemotherapy as First Treatment for Some Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Leukemia
New findings show that starting with a targeted therapy regimen instead of chemotherapy improves outcomes for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, particularly for those under age 70.
Genetic Testing Can Help to Guide the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Genetics & CancerLeukemia
Knowing if the patient’s chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has genetic abnormalities through genetic testing can help doctors select the best treatment.
FDA Approvals, News & UpdatesLeukemiaNewsworthy
In July 2018, the FDA approved Tibsovo (ivo-sidenib; from Agios Pharmaceuticals), the first IDH1 inhibitor, for the treatment of adults with relapsed (returning) or refractory (not responding to treatment) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and a susceptible IDH1 genetic mutation.
Leukemia Is Shaping My Son’s Future
Family MembersLeukemiaPediatric Cancer
After his father’s diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 10-year-old Rhett is determined to become an oncologist to help other patients with cancer.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: The Silent Disease
Leukemia
CLL is difficult to diagnose, because the symptoms only manifest in the later stages of the disease. As in all types of care, a late diagnosis often means worse prognosis.
CONQUER Cam: A Spotlight on Joyce Beecher
CONQUER CamLeukemiaPatient Stories
Joyce Beecher vividly recounts her cancer journey as a caregiver to her husband, Rich Beecher, who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2003. Listen to Joyce’s story as she describes their determination to find the best care and treatment for Rich, and encourages patients and caregivers to never give up.
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