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Highlights from ASH 2021

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting is the premier scientific forum on blood cancers. More than 5,000 potentially game-changing research abstracts were presented at this year’s meeting. Every year, I come away with a strengthened sense of hope about new treatments on the horizon and renewed pride in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) role in supporting so many of them.

FDA Approves First CAR T-Immunotherapy for Relapsed/Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced approval of brexucabtagene autoleucel (Tecartus®) as the first and only CAR T-cell treatment for adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

LLS makes progress for blood cancer patients through virtual advocacy

Learn how LLS is making an impact through virtual advocacy efforts that put patients and families first. 

FDA APPROVES NEW CHEMOTHERAPY COMPONENT FOR MOST COMMON CHILDHOOD CANCER

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday approved asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (recombinant)-rywn (Rylaze™) as a component of a chemotherapy regimen used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) in patients who are allergic to other commonly used asparaginase products. ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer, with nearly 3,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the U.S.

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