Ask the Expert: Blood Cancer Treatment Progress & What’s Next

Cancer Connect

In this informative web chat, Jacqueline Barrientos, MD discusses blood cancer prevalence, evolution of blood cancer treatments, the role of clinical trials in blood cancer treatments, and treatment advances on the horizon. She also discusses exciting recent research advances in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), hairy cell leukemia, multiple myeloma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Dr. Barrientos is a hematologist at North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute’s CLL Research and Treatment Program. She is also an assistant professor at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Barrientos is board certified in Hematology, Oncology, and Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Puerto Rico and completed her residency at Yale University School of Medicine and her hematology-oncology fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her research focuses on identifying new and promising therapies for patients with lymphoma and chronic leukemias.

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**The Ask the Expert Guest Series is not intended to be a substitute for healthcare professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding your health.*

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