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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.

Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

A treatment that uses a patient’s own stem cells to slow the growth of certain blood cancers. See the free LLS publication Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation.

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (Transplant)

A treatment that uses healthy donor stem cells to restore a patient’s marrow and blood cells. It uses high doses of chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to “turn off” a patient’s immune system so that the donor cells are not rejected. See the free LLS publication, Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation.

Platelet Transfusion

This procedure transfers blood platelets from one patient to another. About six single-unit blood donors are often needed to provide enough platelets to raise the patient's platelet level. For more information, see the free LLS publication Blood Transfusion. See HLA; Apheresis

Reduced-Intensity Stem Cell Transplantation

A type of allogeneic transplantation. Patients receive lower doses of chemotherapy drugs and/or radiation to prepare for a reduced-intensity transplant. This protocol may be safer than an allogeneic stem cell transplant–especially for older patients. See the free LLS publication, Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation.

Hunt for a Cure

You are invited to join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at
the ninth annual "Hunt for a Cure" Spring Egg Hunt! Visit us at events.lls.org/pages/gat/HuntforaCure2019 Family passes are $12 online and $15 at the event! Purchase a family pass here: https://bit.ly/2Twwhme Join us in the search for a cure, and 80,000 eggs! ...

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Hunt for a Cure

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is egg-cited to announce 
its seventh annual "Hunt for a Cure" Spring Egg Hunt!   WHERE THE $ GOES: We "Hunt for a Cure" to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Gateway Chapter currently serves 5,000 local patients and their families with emotional, educational and financial support. ...

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Hunt for a Cure

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is egg-cited to announce
its eighth annual "Hunt for a Cure" Spring Egg Hunt!
Visit us at events.lls.org/pages/gat/HuntforaCure2018

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LLS Announces Recipients of Quest for Cures Grant Program

Contact: Andrea Greif
(914) 821-8958
andrea.greif@lls.org White Plains, NY (January 23, 2014) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today is pleased to announce the14 researchers who will receive funding through the Quest for Cures program - a new grant program that addresses three critical areas of blood cancer research. The three priority areas are: monitoring tumor cell heterogeneity and its contribution to response or resistance to therapy; molecular mecha ...

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Team in Training Photo Hunt

See D.C. like never before with Team in Training's first-ever photo scavenger hunt!

Grab your friends and get ready for a day of fun, photos, and friends! You'll see the city sights in a new way while connecting with the mission of LLS.The excitement starts at 10:00 a.m. at Potomac River Running - DC on November 14th. We'll have food and awesome prizes, plus the chance to meet the TNT staff and coaches to learn about the upcoming season! Teams of up to 4 will compete f ...

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Glossary Results

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.

Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

A treatment that uses a patient’s own stem cells to slow the growth of certain blood cancers. See the free LLS publication Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation.

Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (Transplant)

A treatment that uses healthy donor stem cells to restore a patient’s marrow and blood cells. It uses high doses of chemotherapy and sometimes radiation to “turn off” a patient’s immune system so that the donor cells are not rejected. See the free LLS publication, Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation.

Platelet Transfusion

This procedure transfers blood platelets from one patient to another. About six single-unit blood donors are often needed to provide enough platelets to raise the patient's platelet level. For more information, see the free LLS publication Blood Transfusion. See HLA; Apheresis

Reduced-Intensity Stem Cell Transplantation

A type of allogeneic transplantation. Patients receive lower doses of chemotherapy drugs and/or radiation to prepare for a reduced-intensity transplant. This protocol may be safer than an allogeneic stem cell transplant–especially for older patients. See the free LLS publication, Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation.