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Covid 19 Resources

Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia (WM) and COVID-19: Are people with WM more at risk of complications? Read Article

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Dr. Treon speaks about testing ibrutinib in coronavirus patients. 

Kudos to Dr. Treon and the rest of the researchers at Dana Farber! View the Video

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Update to the Research on Iburtrinib and COVID-19

As a follow up to the article that appeared in Forbes magazine that we distributed last week,  we wanted to let you know that yesterday, Blood, the world’s leading haematology magazine,  has published an article by Dr. Steve Treon.    In the article, Dr. Treon explains the logic and process of ibrutinib’s possible effect on COVID-19.  Here is a link to the article.  Please scroll down to the pdf. link to the article.
 
Of extra interest to WMFC members is the reference to the transgenic mouse model which has been through two stages of research that the WMFC has supported with Dr. Treon at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute over the last five or six years.  All this appears to be so encouraging.
 
Most of the masks that WMFC members requested are on their way.  A few are still in the production phase, but all will be in the mail in a few days.
 
Thanks for all the lovely notes that have been received by the WMFC.   If there is anything further we can do or information you need, please do not hesitate to be in touch.
 
Stay home , stay well and pray for heartbroken Nova Scotia.

 

The BTK-inhibitor ibrutnib may protect against pulmonary injury in COVID-19 infected patients.

 

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Here is a list of websites that contain useful information about WM and also some information about the COVID-19 virus.  

BeiGene Launching Brukinsa Trial In Later-Stage COVID-19 Patients

WMUK-Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) for people with WM

Mayo Clinic- What you should know about Coronavirus

www.cancercare.org

The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidelines for People Coping with Cancer

The Latest News in the Treatment of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM)

www.onclive.com

Lymphoma Canada  www.lymphoma.ca

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. www.llscanada.org