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The Treatment Journey of a Patient with CLL

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Mark Hoffman, a patient with…

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What Is the Outlook for Older Patients with CLL?

The prognosis for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has seen recent improvements.

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John N. Allan, MD, on Research Coming Out of ASH for CLL

The assistant professor of Medicine in the division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill…

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An Analysis of CLL in Adolescents and Young Adults

Most patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are older; the median age at…

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CLL Advocates NZ is pleased to announce the official launch of its patient booklet, CLL – A Guide for Patients in New Zealand. It has been made available in both a digital download and as a hardcopy booklet. Click below to download, request a hardcopy and to learn more.

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Welcome to CLL Advocates NZ

My name is Neil Graham and I’m one of around 2000 New Zealanders living with CLL. I had a near death experience around 5 years ago. My life was saved by one of the extraordinary new treatments that are now available for CLL but which is not funded in New Zealand. You can read my story here.

I believe all life is precious, and I want others in the position I was in to have the chance to go on living. So I’ve set up this advocacy group to push for a mechanism to fund the therapy that saved my life and other innovative CLL medicines that are coming onstream.

This is going to be a straight-talking, no-frills organisation, and we want to complement the work of other organisations rather than duplicating the information and services they provide.

So I warmly invite you to subscribe to our website and join our private Facebook group where patients and their families can share stories and ideas. If you have suggestions on what we should be doing, or want to put questions to experts, or would like to write your own story for us to post on our Patients’ Stories page, we would welcome that. And if you’d like to get in touch see my contact details on this site. I hope that together we can make a difference.


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