“If I only have one tool to treat the disease, I will play with that tool in many different ways. But if I have access to four different tools, then I will give up tool (number) one if I don't feel it's working,” explained Dr. Mazyar Shadman of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, about his approach to treating high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia in an interview with CURE®.
“There’s a lot of work to do in CLL,” said Dr. Mazyar Shadman about the treatments currently being investigated in CLL. “We have been very fortunate to be able to provide a lot of options to our patients, but we shouldn't forget that there's a long way to go.”
In an interview with CURE®, Dr. Mazyar Shadman discussed the enormous variety of treatment preferences among patients with CLL and said that emphasis should be placed on treating each person according to their wishes.