Professor Hamblin On CLL
If you have CLL and you are reading this, you have heard of Terry Hamblin. He is one of the world’s experts on the subject of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. Now retired, he doesn’t seem to have stopped working. On his blog, Mutations Of Mortality he states the following – “Professor of Immunohaematology Southampton 1986 to present. I now work part time researching, writing, reviewing, editing, speaking, sitting on committees, advising, answering questions and thinking.” His blog must take up some considerable time as well. There are ninety eight posts on the subject of CLL, and if you want to read them, you have to read the whole blog, as there is no index at present. Until now. The rest of this post links to all the CLL related posts on Mutations of Mortality.
If you are new to CLL, then read the following three posts, “What is the aim of treatment” Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3. At the same time read “Who Needs Treatment?” – this will give you a balanced start in the process of learning about CLL. I think you should also read “Alternative Medicine” too, also as part of a sensible introduction to the illness.
What follows is a reverse chronological order list of all ninety eight posts, by title. That means that the most recent is first, and the oldest is last, like in all good blogs.
Anti Oxidants 7th Dec 2007
Quality of life 6th Dec 2007
Escalating Cost Of Cancer Drugs 4th Dec 2007
Vaccination Against Pneumonia 19th Nov 2007
Del 11q23 (a clarification for CLLers with deleted 11q23)
To Treat Or Not To Treat (this post was written after the untimely death of Kurt Grayson)
Watching And Waiting Too Long (this one too)
The Label Came Off (About NICE, the FDA and Big Pharma)
Treatment Of CLL (First draft of an article for The Lancet)
CLL Mistakes (Mistakes non specialists might make)
NICE Work (xx)
Nutlins (Good with purine analogues)
CLLs and VH Mutation Graph (My Own Title)
Lack Of Correlation Graph (My own title)
Graph From Chiorazzi (Illustrating cd38 as a prognostic marker)
One Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words (Survival curve)
That is a lot of information, ranging from the basic introductory stuff for the newly diagnosed, to teh most cutting edge research of teh illness.
Endearingly, teh Professor’s cavalier attitude to teh word teh, shines through his blog. I hope this little index will be useful to those of us seeking to learn. I shall try to keep it up to date.