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What Are the Common Symptoms of CLL?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

Video information: While some chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients are asymptomatic, the disease can cause a wide range of symptoms—and indicate disease progression. Dr. Stephen Spurgeon, from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, describes common CLL symptoms and their implications. Transcript Please remember the opinions expressed on...

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Does Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) Have Stages?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

Video information: What are the different stages of small cell lung cancer (SCLC)? Dr. Laura Chow of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance explains how SCLC can progress and the associated stage, the treatment plan, and where research is headed. Carley Ornstein of the American Lung Association shares how patients can benefit from a second opinion, while...

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CLL With a 17p Deletion: What Is the Treatment Plan?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

Video information: Precision medicine allows for treatment plans to line up with a specific genetic profile. Find out from Dr. Michael Keating what is used to target CLL patients with a 17p deletion and when treatment should generally start. Dr. Keating also shares other genetic mutations to be aware of, and which tests are used to locate...

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Detecting, Identifying and Treating Subtypes of CLL

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

Video information: Every patient’s CLL is different, so how do doctors tell which CLL treatment is best? Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba, with Compass Oncology, and Dr. Stephen Spurgeon, from OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, discuss modern tests used to distinguish subtypes of CLL and find a therapy to match. The experts also share their thoughts on the...

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Understanding the Basics of CLL

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

Video Information: What is going on in the body of a person with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)? Increase your understanding of the condition as CLL experts Dr. Michael Keating and Dr. Kathryn Kolibaba break down the basics of the disease. Transcript: Andrew Schorr: So the idea is we have targeted therapy, and you knock back the cancer....

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Decoding Monoclonal Antibodies

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

Video information: What are monoclonal antibodies targeting in the fight against CLL? Join us to hear from experts, Dr. Stephen Spurgeon and Dr. Jeff Sharman, as they dissect the scientific terminology that describes the monoclonal antibody family and their intended targets in the body. Transcript: Andrew Schorr: We have all these other drugs...

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Coping with a Myeloma Diagnosis: Regaining Emotional and Psychological Control

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

Video information: The emotional and psychological battle from a myeloma diagnosis doesn’t have to be fought alone. Tune in to hear Dr. Frits van Rhee and Kristen Carter discuss how to take control of mental health, which is a vital factor to living well throughout the journey of cancer, and provide supportive resources available to help...

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