The oral history videos in this series are from a single interview, split into two parts, in which Dr. Gerald Marti interviewed Dr. Jacques-Louis Binet in October 2010 at his office at the Académie Nationale de Médecine in Paris. Topics include the early history of the International Workshop on CLL (iwCLL), how he formed the French Cooperative Group on CLL, and his relationships with his mentor Jean Bernard and researchers at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and Brookhaven National Laboratory. A list of his publications may be found here.
Dr. Jacques-Louis Binet recounts the origins of the International Workshop on CLL (iwCLL), from the first idea through the challenges of organizing the first few meetings. He names many of the early members of iwCLL and describes their early efforts to collaborate on clinical research. He also discusses the origins of the French Cooperative Group on CLL.
Dr. Jacques-Louis Binet continues his recollections on the formation of the French Cooperative Group on CLL and discusses the history of the treatment of CLL and other hematological diseases in France. Lastly, he discusses his relationship with his mentor, Jean Bernard, and Bernard’s contributions to leukemia treatment in France.