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LLS Announces Progress Against Devastating Disease

White Plains, NY, March 14, 2016 – An investigational therapy supported by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) performed significantly better than the standard therapy in a Phase 3 clinical trial for patients with high-risk (secondary) acute myeloid leukemia (AML), its developer announced today.  AML remains the deadliest of all blood cancers, and there have been no new therapies for nearly 40 ...

It Takes a Village: Thousands of Volunteers Join Campaign to Help Competing Candidates Raise Millions to Create a World Without Blood Cancer

White Plains, NY, March 14, 2016 – How do you cure cancer?  You volunteer. A new survey by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Giving and Getting Back: Volunteering in America, shows on average, three out of four people agree that giving time, giving money and actively participating in fundraising events are the most effective ways to support a charitable cause. For 10 weeks, in more than 80 cities acro...

Leading Researchers, Clinicians, Policy and Drug Development Experts, and Cancer Survivors Convene to Discuss Latest Advances and Challenges in Treating Blood Cancers

Click here for a comprehensive media toolkit. New York – February 25, 2016 – A panel of world renowned thought leaders from research, clinical practice, policymaking, pharmaceutical industry and patient advocacy convened today to discuss and debate the latest advances and insights into blood cancer research and treatment, drug costs and patient access, and patient advocacy and policy. The roundtable was organi...

New Research: Volunteering Not Only Feels Good, It’s Good for Your Relationships, Your Career and Your Physical Fitness

White Plains, NY, January 12, 2016 – As millions of Americans come together on January 18 for a day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a new survey by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Giving and Getting Back: Volunteering in America, shows that whether contributing to your community or supporting a cause, volunteering can provide bonus benefits that can last a lifetime.
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LLS Celebrates the Joy of Cancer Patients “Coming Home”

White Plains, NY, Jan 11, 2016 -- As the leading global health organization dedicated to finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is launching a new public service announcement (PSA) celebrating the thousands of blood cancer patients who are now able to come home. Building on LLS’s Someday is Today brand platform, the segment features in...

EHE International Showcases LLS

New York, Jan. 4, 2016 – EHE International will ring in the new year supporting blood cancer awareness, featuring The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) in a window display at 10 Rockefeller Center, in New York City, throughout January. Photos featuring eight blood cancer survivors, including adults, children and their families, are displayed with facts about LLS’s impact in funding research to advance lifes...

Burlington Stores & LLS Raise More Than $25 Million for Blood Cancer Research

Burlington’s 2015 campaign raised more than $3 million for life-saving research White Plains, NY (December 17, 2015) – Burlington Stores and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night® campaign were pleased to partner for the 14th consecutive year this past fall, to shine a light on the urgent need for funding to help support blood cancer research and advance new treatments for cures. From ...

New Therapies for Blood Cancers Emerging at Stunning Pace

White Plains, NY – December 15, 2015 – For the more than one million Americans living with or in remission from a blood cancer, there is more hope than ever for new treatments and even cures, not someday, but today. Clinical findings presented at the 57th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, in Orlando, December 5-8, made it increasingly clear that new discoveries in precision medicine and immu...

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