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Clinical trials

Careful studies done by doctors to test new drugs or treatments, or new uses for approved drugs or treatments. The goal of clinical trials for blood cancers is to improve treatment and quality of life and to find cures.

Epigenetic Change

Any change that alters gene activity without changing the DNA sequence. Many types of epigenetic changes have been identified. While epigenetic changes are natural and essential to many of the body's functions, certain epigenetic changes can cause major adverse health effects, including cancer. Drugs that target specific epigenetic changes - for example, the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor vorinostat (Zolinza® )- are approved to treat some blood cancers and are being studied in clinical trials for treatment of other blood cancers

Update on Clinical Trials

Please join The Leukemia & Lymophoma Society (LLS) for a patient education program intended for patients, caregivers, concerned others and healthcare professionals. Update on Clinical Trials
Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Savannah
520 Washington Avenue, Savannah

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Update on Clinical Trials

Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for a patient education program intended for patients, caregivers, concerned others and healthcare professionals. Wednesday, April 20 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Snelling Center
3165 Washington Road
Augusta, GA 30907

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Update on Clinical Trials

Please join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for a patient education program intended for patients, caregivers, concerned others and healthcare professionals. Tuesday, May 24, 2016
5:30pm - 7:30pm Newnan Carnegie Library
1 Lagrange Street
Newnan, GA 30263 Speaker:
John Pawloski, MD, PhD, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
 

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ACCESS OUR CLINICAL TRIAL NURSE NAVIGATORS

With many clinical trials on hold during the pandemic, patients need guidance now more than ever. Many are hesitant to travel long distances. Many are faced with trials that have closed and they need other options. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Clinical Trial Support Center Nurse Navigators are ready to help you and your healthcare team find and answer questions about clinical trials during this very challenging period at no cost.  As you know, finding ap ...

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How to Make Informed Choices about Standard Care and Clinical Trials

Speaker: Sharon Funkhouser, RN, BSN Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator Stony Brook University Hospital

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Clinical trials

Careful studies done by doctors to test new drugs or treatments, or new uses for approved drugs or treatments. The goal of clinical trials for blood cancers is to improve treatment and quality of life and to find cures.

Epigenetic Change

Any change that alters gene activity without changing the DNA sequence. Many types of epigenetic changes have been identified. While epigenetic changes are natural and essential to many of the body's functions, certain epigenetic changes can cause major adverse health effects, including cancer. Drugs that target specific epigenetic changes - for example, the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor vorinostat (Zolinza® )- are approved to treat some blood cancers and are being studied in clinical trials for treatment of other blood cancers