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Treatment of Hairy Cell Leukemia in its Second Half-Century

Monday, April 26, 2010 - Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Wilson Hall (Building 1), 3rd floor, Bethesda, MD

Goals of this conference were to (1) disseminate current knowledge of the standard treatment of hairy cell leukemia (HCL); (2) identify the evidence (or lack thereof) on which current treatment practices are based; (3) determine needs and opportunities for clinical research to improve HCL treatment; (4) disseminate results of newer diagnostic techniques, including flow cytometry, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and serum markers, to allow decreased reliance on bone marrow biopsy; (5) discuss recent advances in HCL biology, including the molecular characterization of HCL cells with implications for disease origination/prognosis; (6) discuss new treatments for relapse/refractory disease, including investigational agents; (7) improve patient access to treatment and clinical trials; and (8) discuss the evolving activities of the HCL Consortium, including establishing a new HCL Web site to improve access to knowledge, care givers, treatment, and clinical trials. For additional information please contact Dr. Robert Kreitman at kreitmar@mail.nih.gov

Contact:
Dr. Robert Kreitman, 301-496-6947 kreitmar@mail.nih.gov

Co-funding Institute(s):
National Cancer Institute
Office of Rare Diseases Research

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