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gotCLL.com is currently being upgraded with new content and updated links. Among the additions is a link to a resource for those who wish to learn more about cancer and cancer research. The information and links on the Specific path are duplicated, below.
Web-based e-Training on Cancer Research
- Cancer 101
- What We Know About Cancer
- How Cancer is Studied
- Drug Development
- New Horizons in Cancer Care
- Personalized Medicine
Each section will require one to two hours to read while each quiz will takek 45 minutes to and hour. No previous background is assumed, and each sub-section can be read individually.
The current fiscal crisis in Washington is creating all sorts of problems, especially for patients requiring expensive cancer drugs and care. A new page, Health Care Issues, has been added as a place to locate related information sources and issues, especially those which are enduring or particularly noteworthy. A link to it appears on the For Patients & Caregivers drop-down menu.
Recently, the big news in our CLL universe is about Ibrutinib. You may have read about it in the Forbes article, The Wild Story Behind A Promising Experimental Cancer Drug, on WebMD blog, or in a local media article , e.g., New Drug to Help Battle Cancer.
For a drug likely to cost nearly $90k per year (my guess only) – insurance will likely look quite closely at who is receiving it. While CLL patients will greet the approval – it may still take a while for them to access the medicine. That is why getting involved in research studies is so important!!!!
For more Ibrutinib insights, check out these other related posts by Dr. Sharman.
April 22, 2013
Blood Cancers Update:
Source: Cure Magazine Newsletter
April 8, 2013
CURE Today has published an informative graphic, a portion of which is appears, above. The complete graphic presents a series of questions related to CLL and the health care providers to whom they should be posed. It provides a clear and simple overview for patients, family, and friends who often may ask, “Who do I ask?”
A related article, “KnowingYour Healthcare Team,” by Maureen Salamon. CURE, Spring 2013, is available, here. [Note: The link at the bottom of the full graphic is incorrect.]