iwCLL 2017 | 2 years on: Deborah discusses her venetoclax trial and becoming MRD negative

Deborah Henderson and John Gribben

Deborah Henderson, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patient advocate and journalist, and her doctor John Gribben, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMed Sci meet up during the International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (iwCLL) 2017 held in New York, NY to discuss Deborah’s current CLL status. Two years after they first met, Deborah is now minimal residual disease (MRD) negative after taking part in a clinical trial (NCT01685892) of venetoclax in combination with obinutuzumab that was recommended to her by Prof. Gribben. The pair talk about Deborah’s treatment journey and experience so far, the importance of patient-doctor communication and touch on the idea of a future cure for CLL.

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