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LLS Investment Pays Off: FDA Approves Immunotherapy for Blood Cancer Patients

Rye Brook, N.Y. (August 30, 2017) – Today heralds a new era in cancer treatment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new, cutting-edge gene therapy that reprograms a patient’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells.  This highly personalized therapy known as Kymriah (previously CTL019 or tisagenlecleucel-T) signifies the promise of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell im...

FDA Approval: LLS Applauds New Advance for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

RYE BROOK, N.Y. (August 17, 2017) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) applauds today’s approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa®) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This year alone, it is estimated that almost 6,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with ALL. Thi...

More than 20 Years Helping Cancer Patients and Saving Lives

See multimedia release here.  RYE BROOK, N.Y. (August 8, 2017) – Where can I get good information about my cancer and treatments? Should I get a second opinion? Is there anyone I can talk with who has been through this? Where can I get financial assistance to help cover the cost of my treatment? How do I talk with my loved ones and children about my disease? These are just a few of the hundreds of questions...

LLS Applauds Another Advance for Blood Cancer Patients

August 3, 2017 (Rye Brook, NY)  - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) applauds the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval today of CPX-351 (VyxeosTM), an innovative combination of two chemotherapy drugs being used to treat two high-risk subgroups of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. After more than four decades of little progress in treating AML, this approval marks the third drug appr...

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