Sunday, November 19 (Meeting date changed from November 12!)
City Of Hope Hospital Duarte - Comprehensive Cancer Center
(Parking in Lot A)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
*Please note the San Diego support group with Dr. Treon will be meeting one day prior on Saturday, November 11. Please contact email@example.com for details. You may plan to attend either or both meetings.
Presentation followed by Q&A
Refreshments will be served
Guest Speaker: Steven Treon, MD, MA, PhD
Director, Bing Center for Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
Attending Physician, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chair of the Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Clinical Trials Group
Dr. Treon’s research interests are focused on understanding the genetic basis and pathogenesis of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM), and the development of targeted therapeutics for this malignancy. Using whole genome sequencing, the Treon laboratory discovered the highly prevalent MYD88 L265P and CXCR4 WHIM mutations in WM, permitting the development of diagnostic molecular testing and targeted treatments for WM. Signaling work performed in the Treon laboratory established the critical role of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) as a key mediator of MYD88 signaling in WM cells. This discovery enabled the first ever breakthrough designation by the U.S. FDA for the accelerated approval of the BTK inhibitor ibrutinib for the treatment of WM. Dr. Treon served as the principal investigator of the pivotal trial that supported the regulatory approval of ibrutinib by the U.S. FDA and European Medicines Agency for the treatment of WM. He has also been the principal investigator for other clinical trials that resulted in the adoption of many novel therapeutics and combination therapies for the treatment of WM.
Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org so we may have enough refreshments.
This is a free and open meeting to all WM patients, caregivers and friends.
Support Group Leader
Southern California Region