Ask Dr. Lam: Dr. Wendy Lam takes your questions about CML, living well and stopping treatment

This session is intended for Caregivers, Patients, Professionals

PLEASE NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, there is an echo in the recording. However, this shouldn’t hinder your understanding of the event on CML.

Wondering how to live your best life with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia? Are you looking for the latest information on CML research and drug options? Interested in stopping your treatment?

Join us for a live, interactive webinar with Dr. Wendy Lam, hematologist and staff oncologist at the Burnaby Hospital Regional Cancer Center in Vancouver.

Dr. Lam will explore the basics of CML and discuss recent treatment developments, including the introduction of generic Imatinib, and treatment-free remission.

This session will also feature a question and answer period, moderated by Lisa Machado, founder of the Canadian CML Network. Don’t miss this opportunity to have all of your CML-related questions answered. In addition to taking questions during the webcast, Dr. Lam will also be accepting questions prior to the event. Please send your questions to You can also tweet your questions to @cdncmlnetwork.

Whether you have been living with CML for years, or have been recently diagnosed, this session will give you the tools you need to manage your health better, and live your best life with CML.


  1. Dr. Wendy Lam is a hematologist and medical oncologist at the Burnaby Hospital Regional Cancer Center. She received her B.Sc (Pharmacy) at Dalhousie University and her MD from University of British Columbia. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at UBC and Hematology fellowship at McMaster University. She is founding Director of the British Columbia Community Oncology Trialists, which is a collaborative group of oncologists and hematologists involved in clinical research. Her other interests include education of patients through meeting with patient groups. She has also been instrumental in organizing meetings for continued medical education. She is Director of the Society of Hematology and Oncology of BC at the British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA).

  1. Founded by Lisa Machado, who was diagnosed with CML in 2008, the Canadian CML Network is involved in a number of initiatives aimed at improving the lives of those living with CML, as well as helping healthcare providers and industry groups achieve a greater understanding of what it means to live with CML. Lisa Machado was a financial journalist before being diagnosed with CML in 2008. She is the author of the award-winning CML publication, “Living Well with CML: What you need to know to live your best life with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.” She also writes a regular column called Tilt, for Her blog can be found at


  1. I appreciate this site for up to date information on CML. I received your book ‘Living Well with CML’ and it was so informative. Thanks for all the work you do for patients and their caregivers.

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