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My Journey

It has been more than nine months since I wrote anything on my blog. I have not written, because I have not needed to see my Oncologist since last April 2016. 546 more words


FAT1 Mutations Influence Time to First Treatment in Untreated CLL

By John Allan, M.D.

Despite recent strides in mapping the mutational landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) there is still limited information regarding the clinical impact of some less common gene mutations in the treatment of CLL. 272 more words

Patient Education

NICE takes Imbruvica off the CDF, available routinely against chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Hundreds of people could benefit as NICE decision means ibrutinib can come off the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) and be routinely available to treat chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. 197 more words


Six Weeks on Ibrutinib = Minor Side Effects

So in general, I feel fine. I don’t notice that I feel any better than I did before I started Ibrutinib. Nor do I notice that I feel any worse. 400 more words



I started Ibrutinib (standard dose: three 140 mg capsules once a day) on Wednesday, and after only 3 doses, my lymph nodes have shrunk pretty dramatically. 201 more words

The US has given fast-track approval to a surprising new cancer drug

“Even when it’s killing cells, you feel great.”

A new cancer drug called Venetoclax is causing quite a stir in the medical community, with the announcement… 817 more words