Category Archives: leukemia & lymphoma society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA’s Approval of Ibrutinib for Patients with Previously Treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

CLL is second indication approved by FDA for ibrutinib; previously approved for mantle cell lymphoma patients (White Plains, NY) - February 12, 2014 – Today’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of ibrutinib to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a significant advance for patients with this blood cancer.   Ibrutinib received FDA approval in [...]
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Dawn Stensland Show

If you missed my appearance on the Dawn Stensland Show, it will air again on January 2nd at 10:30 AM on WMCN. And should you not be able to catch that, here are the links to the three segments that we did on December 23rd. We had a great time and were most impressed by Dawn and the crew. Thanks for making us all feel at home.
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Challenge AC Profile

The folks at Challenge Atlantic City were very nice in recognizing me in their "Profiles of Courage". The Challange Family rocks and I am very excited to be racing this event in my back yard of Atlantic City New Jersey.
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Rituxan & Decadron CLL Treatment Take 1 (again)

As some of you may know, I was in for another round of treatment yesterday to take care of a little flare up of my chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The plan is to knock it back with a handful of single day doses of Rituxan and decadron. These treatments will be spaced a month apart and [...]
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Be Well Philly Article

Philadelphia magazine’s health and fitness supplement, Be Well Philly, ran a nice piece on me in their current September issue. Thanks to editor Emily Leaman, and photographer Adam Jones, for capturing what’s been important in this journey. Pick it up at your local news stand or check it out here. Be Well Philly
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New Drug May Be Best Treatment for Leukemia Yet

(TIME.com) — It’s called ibrutinib, and it’s a potential breakthrough in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that could leave patients with fewer side effects than chemotherapy. In research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), scientists report that the experimental drug, which differs from broadly acting chemotherapy agents by specifically targeting certain cancer-causing processes, [...]
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Gatorade, Coaching, and TriRock News

A few new things have shaken out this week. For starters, my Team in Training coaching buddy, Todd Wiley who has had the Eastern Pennsylvania triathlon team since 1999 and who I have been partnering with since my diagnosis in 2006 is stepping down from the head coaching helm. This is a tough pill to [...]
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South Africa, Two Oceans Interview

I was recently contacted by Kolosa Vuso with the South African marketing firm Tenfour Media to answer a few questions regarding my participation in the upcoming Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in Cape Town South Africa.  The timing was quite ironic because I was just starting to contemplate a blog post on this very topic. I’m not [...]
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New Runner Academy Interview

I recently did an interview with Matt Johnson of Runner Academy and we chatted about a wide array of topics. Come check out the podcast.
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Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge

Just a heads up that the event which was originally scheduled for November 7th to announce the winner of the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge was postponed due to inclement weather here in the Philly area. The event has been rescheduled for Monday, November 19th. Stay tuned!
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