Welcome, Association Fanomezana LMC! Now 119 patient organisations from 89 countries in the CML Advocates Network

We are proud to welcome a new member organisation to the CML Advocates Network: Association Fanomezana LMC, based in Madagascar. The CML Advocates Network now totals 119 member organisations in 89 countries worldwide! See the list of CML groups in the Network on our world map.

 

 

TFR 4 CML patients survey is closed!

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The TFR for CML patients survey is now closed!

The CML Advocates Network launched the online global survey “TFR 4 CML Patients”, available in eleven languages (English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Finnish, Hebrew, Arabic, Danish, Japanese and Russian) to measure the viewpoints, needs and experiences of CML patients that are considering or have already started Treatment Free Remission (TFR). From March to July 2018, the survey has collected the feedback of more than one thousand CML patients worldwide. 

The findings of the survey will help us to better understand what the concerns, challenges and motivations are during the decision phase, the first probation phase after stopping, and when attempting TFR has either worked or failed.

Now, we start working on the analysis of the results of the treatment-free remission survey to provide the CML global community with a powerful evidence-based patient advocacy tool. Stay tuned for more information about #TFR4CML!

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Webinar: Getting the most out of EHA 2018

The European Hematology Association's annual congress will start in Stockholm, Sweden, this week and we would like to support all CML patient advocates who will be attending with us this amazing meeting.

Our co-founder and member of the EHA European Affairs Committee, Jan Geissler, on behalf of the EuroBloodNET ePAG, presents this webinar on how to get the most of EHA as a CML patient advocate.

Through the webinar, you will be able to know more about topics like:

  • Types of sessions at EHA and their relevance for a CML patient advocate
  • How to set your priorities attending this huge congress.
  • How to find and engage with key opinion leaders at the EHA Posters Sessions.
  • More about EHA Abstracts: how to find them and how to read them. 

You can also find a selection of clinical and translational research abstracts, oral presentations and posters focused on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Please, click on the following links to check out the interesting information for CML patient advocates attending #EHA23:

 

 

To know more about the relevant sessions and meetings for patient advocates at #EHA23, the Patient Advocacy Track, the Patient Advocacy Capacity Building Meeting, the Programme at a glance and many more,  please visit our webpage EHA 2018 in Stockholm: Patient Advocacy Programme.

Don't forget to share the webinar with your contacts and see you soon in Stockholm, dear CML advocates! 

EHA 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden: Patient Advocacy Programme

ehaJust two weeks left until the European Hematology Association's annual congress starts in Stockholm, Sweden. Many patients of the hematology community and 17 CML patient advocates will be attending this impressive meeting from June 14-17, 2018 within more than 10.000 hematologists from all over the world.

Over the past months, the Hematology ePAG Project Management Office, coordinated by Nicole and Jan, has been working very closely with the EHA Congress office in order to make this year´s congress a success again.  

Back by popular demand again this year, we have a joint patient advocates booth of all European patient advocacy organisations as well as  “Patient Advocacy Track” session within the scientific program during the Congress. Up to 50 free congress registrations were offered to patient advocates (including 17 advocates interested in CML), so we hope there will be strong patient attendance!

Click  "Read more" to see what has been offered specifically for patient advocates, haematologists and other stakeholders at #EHA23 this year.

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The CML Clinical Trials data-base now lists 51 studies worldwide

 

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The CML Advocates Network inofficial registry on clinical trials currently lists 51 studies:  

 

  • 28 CML studies currently recruiting patients
  • 1 non-CML study also in the recruiting phase
  • 22 studies that are no longer recruiting.

 

 

Check here CML Trials Registry 

 

 

 

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Welcome, Uzbekistan CML patients league! Now 118 patient organisations from 88 countries in the CML Advocates Network

We are proud to welcome a new member organisation to the CML Advocates Network: Uzbekistan CML patients league based in Uzbekistan. The CML Advocates Network now totals at 118 member organisations in 88 countries worldwide! See the list of CML groups in the Network on our world map.

 

 

Welcome, Celebrando la Vida, Bolivia! Now 117 patient organisations from 87 countries in the CML Advocates Network

We are proud to welcome a new member organisation to the CML Advocates Network: Celebrando la Vida - Asociación de Lucha Contra la Leucemia, based in Bolivia. The CML Advocates Network now totals at 117 member organisations in 87 countries worldwide! See the list of CML groups in the Network on our world map.

 

 

CML Advocates Network with the Rare Disease Day 2018

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia is a Rare Disease

What is a Rare Disease? 

The actual prevalence of rare diseases can vary between populations, making it difficult to provide a precise numerical definition. In Europe and many other regions, a disease is defined as rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients in the European Union and another may touch as many as 245,000. In the EU, as many as 30 million people may be affected by one of over 6000 existing rare diseases. Click here to check more information about Rare Diseases at Eurordis, Rare Diseases Europe.

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CML Advocates Network participating at EHA-SWG 2018 Meeting

EHA logoThe European Hematology Association held the “EHA-SWG Scientific Meeting on Integrated Diagnosis Strategies in Oncohematology for the Management of Cytopenias and Leukocytosis” on February 8-10, 2018 In Barcelona, Spain.

The scientific meeting covered all practical aspects of diagnosis of haematological disorders suspected when encountering leukocytosis or cytopenia, with a strong focus on morphology, pathology and flow cytometry.

toni1During three days, the hematological experts put under the spotlight very interesting topics as the following: Pre analytical and analytical considerations; Towards integrated diagnoses: basics of morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular karyotype, molecular technologies; Morphology of granulo-monocytopoiesis: normal, MDS, AML and MPN; Lymphopoiesis, leukemia and lymphoproliferative disorders; New drugs / therapeutic approaches and personalized medicine or Patient’s follow up: MRD and detection of the emergence of resistances.

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ASH 2017- personal report, impressions and summary

 

- Written by Sharf Giora, CML Advocates Network -

ASH 2017 is the 10th ASH conference I am attending in a raw, and I am being asked many times why do I like this conference and travel such a long distance to attend it every year.

AshGiora1The main reason that I, as a patients representative, leave home and travel to ASH is to hear and learn about the last innovations in the treatment of blood cancers and bring these news to patients in my country and across the globe, to empower them with knowledge, and mainly hope. that research in the various diseases is ongoing and if they are in a need for a new treatment, maybe it is just around the corner. The second reason why I go to ASH, which is not less important, is that this is the best place and opportunity to meet in a short time all the stakeholders that I am working with, like Drs and scientists from Israel and the globe, Pharma representatives from medical and patients relations, and other patients advocates, and to discuss with all of them how to continue and strengthen our collaboration.

- Giora and Nadav, a board member of
Flute of Light at ASH 2017  -

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CML Horizons 2018 Registration Now Open - 4- 6 May 2018

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Register here - Preliminary Program - Conference feeScholarship Application
- Call for Poster Presentation Abstracts - Travel - Visas - Venue & Accommodation - Acknowledgements 

 

Registration is now open - Join us for the 16th “CML Horizons: Learn. Share. Grow" Conference

DATE: 4TH to 6th MAY 2018
LOCATION: WARSAW, POLAND

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Equip yourself with knowledge on how to make a difference to the lives of patients, identify opportunities in patient support & advocacy, empower yourself & gain the courage to fight for the rights of CML patients, learn from the experts - both patient advocates and physicians. 

This exciting one of its kind conference will enable you to be able to exchange ideas, interact & share best practice. You will also have the opportunity start networking across borders and build alliances and so much more for you to bring back to your own organization. 
 
 

Register Now!

 

 

 

ASH 2017 on stopping treatment: Updated data and emerging recommendations for therapy-free remission outside of clinical trials

ASH2017CML1 EUROSKI1As in previous years, stopping TKI treatment was a widely discussed topic at this year's ASH meeting. New data on trials like EURO-SKI, DASFREE and others are underlining the findings of previous trials and are increasing the certainty on the safety of stopping treatment in a very controlled, closely monitored clinical setting. There is still uncertainty about factors that might predict whether a patient can successfully stop treatment or will experience a recurrence of the disease leading to re-starting therapy. There is still no clarity about the underlying biological mechanisms why some patients can stop successfully while others can't.

Ongoing trials like EURO-SKI will provide a lot of answers, but because there is a lot of demand for stopping treatment while there is only a small number of trials that are still recruiting, stopping treatment is happening a lot "out there in the field". As demonstrated by data presented data at the ASCO conference in June 2017, this may lead also to bad clinical practice when the requirements and potential risks are not taken serious. To provide more certainty on the requirements, first official clinical recommendations are emerging, but they are based on early data. We've tried to summarize what we heard and learned at ASH and what current recommendations say.

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