A New Day for CLL

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HAPPY TO HEAR the news coming out of ASH 2012 (American Society of Hematology) this past weekend, that, thanks to the success of the drug under study in the last two clinical trials in which Wally has participated, the days of chemotherapy to treat CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) appear to be coming to an end.

This is HUGE, a targeted therapy in pill form as opposed to chemotherapy! We are happy beyond happy and thankful for the chance to play a part.

Thanks to all who’ve been following this story and caring these past 4 years. Today we celebrate Wally’s birthday. Yet another. Alright!

See all the leukemia posts here.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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6 Responses to A New Day for CLL

  1. bethhavey says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WALLY. And HAPPY WIFE DAY, Marilyn. Yes, the news is wonderful about Ibrutinib! We are all blessed, Beth

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  2. pastordt says:

    This makes me so happy, Marilyn. And thanks for opening comments today because I’ve been loving all these posts the last few days/weeks and haven’t been able to tell you so very easily. Happy Birthday to you both!!

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  3. brenda remis says:

    Wonderful news Marilyn!

    Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:13:42 +0000 To: remis54@hotmail.com

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  4. Deidra Riggs says:

    Happy birthday, Wally!

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  5. Juliana says:

    How very wonderful! Wally (and you!) have been part of the cure/treatment breakthrough!

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  6. Annie says:

    Wonderful news Marilyn.

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