While there are many good resources which we can read to learn about CLL and related topics, there are also some very good videos from which we may learn more easily, even better. Videos from cancer conferences are now located on a separate page → Conference Videos. As outstanding videos are discovered or recommended, they will be annotated and linked.

[last update: May 20, 2013]

Introductory CLL Video

Introductory CLL Video Cancer Treatment Centers of America – [2:08] This medical animation illustrates how chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) forms from the bone marrow stem cells that produce lymphocytes. This video will open in a new window. Click its X-shaped control to view it full screen.)

Fire With Fire

FireWithFIre Focus Forward Films – 2013 [3:43] This short film tells the story of a young girl who’s life was saved by a new, experimental T-cell therapy employing modified HIV virus. Also see: → Engineering T-CellsT-Cell Therapy

Harnessing the Immune System for Cancer Treatment

UCTV-HarnessingImmuneSystemUCTV – Jan 19, 2012 [1:28:01] Dr. Lawrence Fong studies the interaction between the immune system and cancer which contributes to development of potential vaccine and immunotherapeutic strategies to treat cancer. Series: “UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public”

Basic Immunology: Nuts and Bolts of the Immune System

Nuts & BoltsUCTV –  Jul 21, 2011 [1:28:41] Dr. Anthony DeFranco explores basic immunology, looking at the cells in the immune system, what they do and how they work. Series: “UCSF Osher Mini Medical School for the Public”  

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

UCTV-CLL-videoUCTV – Sep 2, 2010 [59:46] Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is the most common form of leukemia found in adults in the Western world. Leading CLL researcher Dr. Thomas Kipps discusses the latest in the course of the disease including: symptoms, causes, and risk factors. Dr. Kipps also highlights discoveries made in his lab that may lead to developing new therapies to treat this disease. Series: “Stein Institute for Research on Aging”

Natural Killer Cells

Natural Killer Cells

theFormulation – Aug 29, 2009 [3:22] Natural Killer Cells are the most aggressive white cells in the immune system. They make up about 5% to 15% of the total lymphocyte circulating population. They target tumor cell and protect against a wide variety of infectious microbes. Natural Killer Cells are a very important factor in the fight against cancer. Immune Stimulation is the key to keeping the white blood cell count high and giving the Natural Killer Cells a chance to fight cancer and other diseases.

Immune System Lectures

Lincoln High School – Oct 8, 2012. Lectures about the immune system for a high school biology class.  → More biology videos


Part I [9:56]


Part 2 [18:14]

Specific immunity - T-cells

Part 3 [12:04]

The Bone Marrow – Factory of Life

sodasystem – Nov 22, 2011 [7:10] The “Bone Marrow: Factory of Life” is an animation included in a cd-rom that teaches basic concepts about Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

Blood Counts & Chemotherapy

An educational video series to help you better understand blood counts and the potential effect of chemotherapy on your overall health.  Includes:

How white blood cells are formedHow White Blood Cells Are Formed [August9, 2011] [2:30]

How white blood cells workHow White Blood Cells Work [January 23, 2012] [2:15]

How cells divide and chemotherapy workHow Cells Divide and How Chemotherapy Works [January 23, 2012] [3:17]

Understanding your blood counts during chemoUnderstanding Your Blood Counts During Chemotherapy [January 31, 2012] [3:43]

Real Cell Videos & Images

Learn.Genetics has a good list of links to real cell videos and images.

Making Treatment Decisions

Patient Power and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offer informative videos on making treatment decisions. See this post for more.


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