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"Nashville" Star Charles Esten Brings Light to the Dark World of Cancer

Contact: Marcie Klein
Marcie.Klein@lls.org
(914) 821-8205 White Plains, NY, April 13, 2015 - Every three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. No one knows this better than "Nashville" star Charles Esten and his wife Patty. Esten's 15-year-old daughter, Addie, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2 ½. Naturally, their world was turned upside down. But, they quickly le...

PhRMA and LLS Report More Than 240 Medicines in Development to Treat Leukemia, Lymphoma and Other Blood Cancers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tina Stow
tstow@phrma.org
(202) 835-3581 Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2015) - America's biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing more than 240 medicines for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other forms of blood cancer, including more targeted treatment options for patients. These collaborative efforts to move research forward are detailed in a ...

Leukemia Research Funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Gets Infusion of Support from Startup Biotechnology Company

For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Greif
Senior Director of Communications
(914)821-8958 (p)
914)772-3027 (c)
andrea.greif@lls.org White Plains, NY - March 30, 2015 - A promising University of Michigan research project focused on developing new treatments for patients with a rare and lethal subtype of leukemia has received a significant boost from a recent licensing agreement ...

Extraordinary Individuals Are Saving Lives Not Someday, But Today

Contact: Kristin Hoose
(914) 821-8973
kristin.hoose@lls.org
White Plains, NY (March 16, 2015) - For 10 weeks, in more than 80 cities across the country, 900 dedicated fundraising participants are competing on a local and national level to help the more than one million Americans who are living with or in remission from a blood cancer. Today, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is celebr...

Study Commissioned by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Shows Benefits of Limiting Out-of-Pocket Costs for Patients Purchasing Prescription Drugs

For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Greif
Senior Director of Communications
(914)821-8958 (p)
914)772-3027 (c)
andrea.greif@lls.org
(White Plains, NY) - March 9, 2015 - A new study finds that capping the cost-sharing for prescription drugs on individual policies in the health insurance marketplace would reduce patients' annual out-of-pocket healthcare spending, and have...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds Therapy Advances for Myeloma Patients

For Immediate Release
Contact: Andrea Greif
Senior Director of Communications
(914)821-8958 (p)
914)772-3027 (c)
andrea.greif@lls.org (White Plains, NY) - February 26, 2015  - Two recent approvals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will provide significant additional options for myeloma patients, both newly diagnosed and previously treated. Myeloma is a relati...

Big Climb MPLS

Big Climb MPLS The Big Climb MPLS happens February 6, 2016 at Capella Tower in downtown Minneapolis. Anyone eight years or older can participate and choose their own adventure - a choice between 48 floors or 95 floors. Climb at a blazing speed or a more leisurely pace. Are you up for the challenge? Blood cancer patients and their families need you to use your legs and lungs to climb for a cure. Any group can for...

LLS Announces Recipients of Quest for Cures Grant Program

Contact: Andrea Greif
(914) 821-8958
andrea.greif@lls.org White Plains, NY (January 23, 2014) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today is pleased to announce the14 researchers who will receive funding through the Quest for Cures program - a new grant program that addresses three critical areas of blood cancer research. The three priority areas are: monitoring tumor cell heterogeneity...

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