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LLS Announces Expansion of Precision Medicine Approach to Fight Blood Cancer

Rye Brook, NY (July 19, 2017) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced the expansion of its groundbreaking precision medicine Beat AML® Master Trial, to test new, investigational treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the central initiative of LLS’s comprehensive assault on this deadly blood cancer affecting 20,000 Americans annually. Launched in October 2016, the master trial has exc...

Man & Woman of the Year is Proof Individuals can Impact Cancer Cures

View multimedia release here.  Rye Brook, NY (July 13, 2017) – As the leader in peer-to-peer fundraising for almost 70 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) continues to find ways to reinvent the way health charities raise vital funds for research and patient support. After pioneering non-profit sports training with Team In Training, LLS turned the traditional walk into a community experienc...

Senate Health Bill Puts Cancer Care Out of Reach for Many

Patients Would Face New Financial Barriers to Life-Saving Treatment Rye Brook, N.Y. (June 23, 2017) – The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act would exacerbate the financial and bureaucratic barriers that stand between cancer patients and life-saving treatments, based on an analysis by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Below is a statement from Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D.,...

LLS Helps Patients and Caregivers Find Online Support and Health Information

- LLS Community grows to nearly 5,000 users in one year -
- New collaboration with Medivizor will provide patients and caregivers with personalized, accurate and easy-to-understand medical information - Rye Brook, N.Y. (June 15, 2017) – LLS Community, a free online network providing support and education to blood cancer patients and their caregivers, launched by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) i...

LLS Celebrates Random Acts of Light Day to Bring Light to the Darkness of Cancer

National Movement to Support Cancer Patients and Survivors Kicks off on June 13 View full multimedia release here. (Rye Brook, NY, June 8, 2017) – Renowned author and pop culture observer Scott Adams once said “there is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is out to prove the benefit of everyday kindness, ...

SUBARU AND LLS SPREADING WARMTH TO CANCER PATIENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Rye Brook, NY (June 1, 2017) – For the second year in a row, Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will spread love, hope and warmth to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. The 2016 Subaru Loves to Care initiative, a charitable arm of the Subaru Love Promise, allowed LLS and Subaru to reach 30,000 patients in more than 250 hospitals through 393 Subaru retai...

A New Generation of Givers

(Rye Brook, NY, May 30, 2017) – A new generation of teenage philanthropists, “Generation Z,” is redefining what giving looks like in today’s charity and community service environment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is helping to foster these committed young philanthropists, many of whom have been touched directly by cancer, through its innovative new fundraising campaign - “Students of the Year....

LLS Statement on Trump Administration’s Proposed Budget Cuts to NIH

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) strongly opposes the proposed 2018 budget released by the Trump administration, as it would sharply cut programs and agencies critical to the health and safety of all Americans, including blood cancer patients. The proposal includes devastating cuts to scientific and medical research. The proposal includes a nearly $6 billion reducti...

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