Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another Great Athlete affected by Leukemia

Today, Kareen Abdul-Jabbar announced that he has been diagnosed with CML.  As I read the article on CNN, I was very pleased to see that he is working with Novartis (manufacturer of Gleevec and Tasigna) to launch an educational program focused on getting treatment and following your treatment plan.  We had also learned that many cancer patients do not take their medication as prescribed, which leads to lower success in treating the disease.

While I'm sad for Mr. Abdul-Jabbar to have to face this diagnosis, I'm pleased to see that he has chosed to get out there educating others about Leukemia and I look forward to seeing the good works he is able to accomplish.

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