Speaker Profile

M.D., Executive Research Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dr Larry Saltzman is a Family Physician, health IT pioneer, leukemia survivor of eight years, and currently the Executive Research Director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). His journey with CLL has been a long one, and includes, 6-months of chemotherapy, three relapses, removal of the right side of his colon due to obstruction from enlarged lymph nodes, participation in two clinical trials, one for a new oral medication and one for revolutionary CAR T therapy. Currently in remission, he now dedicates his time to helping other patients and their caregivers. Working in partnership with LLS, he currently leads an initiative to build a national registry of blood cancer patients, with the goal of uncovering patterns of care that can help to deliver better treatment options with less side effects. This program also includes its own social network – The LLS Community.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: This session will highlight a new model where science-based established and emerging companies can partner with an ever wider array of patients and with ever more differentiated personalized situations to advance care, scientific knowledge, and business success.

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