WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is committed to bringing the most current information about blood cancers to all patients and is pleased to announce a unique educational opportunity for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and their families. On Tuesday, June 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time, Dr. Susan O’Brien, an international leukemia expert from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present a free, live telephone/web education program titled CLL Update-Emerging Therapies. This program will be presented simultaneously in Spanish and Portuguese.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is the most common type of leukemia, with approximately 14,990 new cases diagnosed each year. In the last several years, new CLL therapies have been developed and FDA-approved, and outcomes for people living with CLL are steadily improving. During the program on June 21, Dr. O’Brien will discuss CLL treatment options, including new and emerging therapies currently being studied in clinical trials. This program, offered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is supported by educational grants from Cephalon Oncology and sanofi aventis and is presented in collaboration with Abrale and Alianza Latina. Continuing education credit is available for nurses and social workers.
To register for the June 21 program CLL Update-Emerging Therapies in Spanish, please visit http://www.LLS.org/leukemiaeducationsp.
To register for CLL Update-Emerging Therapies in Portuguese, please visit http://www.LLS.org/leukemiaeducationpg.
To register for CLL Update-Emerging Therapiesin English, please visit http://www.LLS.org/programs.
For information on other LLS programs, please visit http://www.LLS.org/programs or contact an Information Specialist at (800) 955-4572.
SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society