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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.

Highlights from ASCO 2021

The 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting took place last week. ASCO brings together the cancer community to explore the latest advancements in research, treatment and patient care.  

The theme of this year's meeting was “Equity: Every Patient. Every Day. Everywhere.” We were particularly gratified to see this topic because as a patient-focused organization, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) stands for all cancer patients, working to ensure they have access to quality affordable care.

Meet the Researcher: Charlene Liao, PhD

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, LLS is highlighting the stories of volunteers, healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, survivors, and advocates from across our community. Recently, we caught up with Charlene Liao, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Immune-Onc Therapeutics, a new LLS Therapy Acceleration Program® (LLS TAP) partner.

Meet The Researcher: Dr. Christopher R. Flowers

In this Q&A, we are highlighting Dr. Christopher R. Flowers, MD, chair of Lymphoma and Myeloma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and LLS National Board Member. Later this week, Dr. Flowers will be speaking on a timely panel about diversity in hematology clinical trials at AACR 2021.

Because You Volunteer, Your Impact Creates a Ripple Effect

At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), volunteers are our superheroes. Learn about the impact our volunteers help make possible in honor of National Volunteer Week 2021. 

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