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News Releases & Statements

News Releases & Statements

FDA Approves New Drug for Patients with Rare Blood Cancer (Myelofibrosis)

Rye Brook, N.Y., February 28, 2022 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a drug for the treatment of intermediate or high-risk primary or secondary myelofibrosis, the first specifically for patients with severely low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia). 

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New Poll: Americans Believe It’s Time to Protect Consumers From Predatory Short-Term Health Plans

Washington, D.C., Jan. 25, 2022 —  An overwhelming majority of adults (79%) believes the government should regulate insurance products that exploit loopholes to discriminate against cancer patients and others with pre-existing conditions, according to a new national survey.

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Burlington

Burlington Stores’ 20th Consecutive In-Store Fundraising Campaign Raises Nearly $3.4 Million for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Funds will provide lifesaving treatments and support The LLS Children’s Initiative research pillar dedicated to pediatric cancer care innovation

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FDA Approves First Drug for The Prevention of Acute Graft Versus Host Disease

Rye Brook, N.Y., December 15, 2021 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved abatacept (Orencia), in combination with certain immunosuppressants, for the prevention of acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) in patients 2 years and older who underwent a stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor

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Largest Study to Date Demonstrates Most Blood Cancer Patients Benefit From a Third Primary Dose of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Study supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation for immunocompromised adults  

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FDA Approves New Treatment Option for Patients with Multiple Myeloma at First or Subsequent Relapse

Rye Brook, N.Y., December 1, 2021 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted the seventh approval to daratumumab for the treatment of multiple myeloma. This injectable antibody is approved alone or in combination with other drugs at different states of multiple myeloma treatment.

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LLS Applauds House Passage of Critical Health Reforms

Rye Brook, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2021 — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society applauds passage of critical patient-friendly reforms by the U.S. House of Representatives. The provisions, components of the Build Back Better Act, represent a key step towards ensuring millions of people — including cancer patients and survivors — have access to quality, affordable healthcare. LLS urges the U.S. Senate to pass these policies without delay.

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