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Ponatinib PACE Trial Infographic

A few months ago, the FDA approved Ponatinib for patients with chronic, accelerated, or blast phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The accelerated approval was based on results from the PACE (Ponatinib Ph+ ALL and CML Evaluation) trial, presented at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting. The primary end

CML Connection – Phoenix

Are you interested in learning about therapies that can ease nausea, reduce pain, and help you manage any stress or anxiety? If so, you won’t want to miss the next CML Connection group meeting in Phoenix! Our next meeting will continue our exploration of integrative and complimentary therapies, which when used in conjunction with traditional

Facebook Graph Search and Medical Privacy: Is Your Information Private?

Facebook will make graph search widely available soon, and for those concerned about protecting their privacy or medical conditions, it’s a great time to confirm that you’ve adjusted all of the settings necessary to keep your information secure. Graph search is a semantic search engine that is designed to give answers to a user’s natural

The NCMLS at OMG2013! Day 2

This weekend, the phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” didn’t apply, at least, not when it comes to this blog. With day one filled with a wealth of knowledge and information, it was time to move into day two. Breakout groups on the second day included navigating cancer and careers, expressive writing, caregiver

The NCMLS at OMG2013! Day 1

The National CML Society is spending the weekend in Las Vegas for the 6th annual OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults! OMG! is the premiere oncology conference and social networking event for the young adult cancer movement. As the largest gathering of young adult patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates and professionals in the world, OMG! provides

Living Well with CML – New York, NY

Hey, all of our East Coast friends! Will you be in the New York City Metro Area area this coming weekend?  If so, join your National CML Society hosts, Lynne Dagata and Mary Jane Bertram, on Saturday, April 27 for Living Well with CML, a program designed to provide helpful information for anyone living with

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses CML

In December of 2008, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and NBA Hall of Famer was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. While in Chicago for the Living Well with CML patient education summit, he was interviewed by Redeye.com, a Chicago publication, about, among other things, his diagnosis of CML and life after the disease.

Living Well with CML 2013 Events Underway

The National CML Society, in collaboration with Novartis Oncology has set out to bring Living Well with CML summits to patients all across the nation. These summits are one-day, educational sessions that provide those living with CML more information regarding diagnosis, treatment options, nutrition guidelines, side-effect management and other methods designed to enrich life with

What Causes Leukemia?

After an initial diagnosis of leukemia has been processed, medication has been prescribed, and the oncology visits have been established, the next question that arises is, “How do you get leukemia?” In our Ask the CML Experts portal, we have responded to many of your questions regarding the possible causes of CML by providing you

Stopping Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treatment?

There’s no denying that every CML patient’s desire is to one day graduate from the burden of maintenance and affordability that the daily treatment of TKI’s (oral chemotherapy) represent. In this video, worldwide CML experts Dr. Meir Wetzler, Dr. Jorge Cortes, and Dr. Moshe Talpaz, along with our own Greg Stephens bring you the latest information