Rye Brook, N.Y., November 16, 2021 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week announced approval of ropeginterferon alfa-2b-njft (ropeg, BESREMi®) for the treatment of polycythemia vera (PV). This is the first medication approved for PV that patients can take regardless of their treatment history, meaning it can be used to treat this rare form of cancer early, which may help reduce the risk of progression over time.
Rye Brook, N.Y., November 11, 2021 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted accelerated approval to asciminib (Scemblix®) for patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia chronic phase (Ph+ CML-CP) who did not tolerate or had inadequate response to treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). FDA also approved asciminib to treat adult patients with Ph+ CML-CP with the T315I mutation.
Rye Brook, N.Y., October 18, 2021 – LLS mourns the passing of Colin Powell. His death is a reminder of the seriousness of the pandemic and the ongoing need to protect the most vulnerable in our society.Read More
(New York, NY - Sept. 28, 2021) — The Able Channel, the world’s first streaming digital health platform delivering inspiration, information, and innovation for families meeting the challenges of disability & lifelong health concerns, has announced The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as its first foundational partner. Read More
FDA Approves New Treatment Option for Common and Serious Complication of Life-saving Stem Cell TransplantsPosted On: September 24, 2021
Rye Brook, N.Y., September 24, 2021 — The U.S. Read More
Rye Brook, N.Y., September 21, 2021 – A diverse group of cancer experts from leading academic institutions (UCLA, Emory University, NYU, Stanford University), the National Cancer Institute, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) published recommendations for maximizing protection against COVID-19 among patients with blood cancer. The paper was published online in Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Read More
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