SILLC (Soutien et Information Leucémie Lymphoïde Chronique) is a French non-governmental organisation founded in 2007 with the support of haematologists. The association supports CLL and Waldenström patients and provides information about these two diseases. It has a long tradition in patient advocacy in France. The total number of SILLC members is currently 2500. Among other activities, SILLC operates a website delivering up to date medical information, moderates a patient forum, organises local information meetings for the patients, offers information booklets and networking events. On a regional and global level, SILLC is member of Eurordis (European network for rare diseases), CLLAN (worldwide CLL Advocate Network) and Lymphoma Coalition.
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