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Jordin Sparks Joins Burlington Stores And LLS To Fight Blood Cancers

Full multimedia release here.  Rye Brook, NY (September 18, 2017) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to announce its 16th consecutive year of partnership with Burlington Stores, the national off-price retailer. Joining Burlington and LLS to support the cause for the first time is singer and songwriter Jordin Sparks, an avid activist for cancer research. Each Sept...

LLS Expands Hurricane Relief Effort

(Rye Brook, NY – September 13, 2017) –The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced the extension of its hurricane relief  program set up last week to assist blood cancer patients in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey, to provide direct support to blood cancer patients hit by Hurricane Irma. The world’s largest non-profit dedicated to fighting blood cancers, LLS committed up to $1...

LLS Commits $1 Million to Blood Cancer Patients Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Rye Brook, NY – September 5, 2017 – In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that it will donate up to $1 million to help blood cancer patients who have been impacted by the storm. Blood cancer patients living in declared disaster areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey, are eligible to receive $500 to help with cancer-related necessities s...

FDA Approval of AML Therapy is a Significant Advance for Blood Cancer Patients

Rye Brook, N.Y. (September 1, 2017) – The steady march of progress in new treatments for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the most deadly blood cancers which takes more than 10,000 lives in the U.S. each year, continues today with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approval of gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg®). After four decades of little progress for this lethal disease, today’s ...

Survey Reveals Striking Lack of Knowledge of Major Cancer Killer

View full multimedia release here.  Rye Brook, NY (August 31, 2017) – Blood cancers are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. However, many Americans are unaware of the impact of these cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, which affect the bone marrow, the blood cells, the lymph nodes and other parts of the lymphatic system. A new survey commissioned by The Leukemia &...

LLS Investment Pays Off: FDA Approves Immunotherapy for Blood Cancer Patients

Rye Brook, N.Y. (August 30, 2017) – Today heralds a new era in cancer treatment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new, cutting-edge gene therapy that reprograms a patient’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells.  This highly personalized therapy known as Kymriah (previously CTL019 or tisagenlecleucel-T) signifies the promise of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell im...

FDA Approval: LLS Applauds New Advance for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

RYE BROOK, N.Y. (August 17, 2017) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) applauds today’s approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of inotuzumab ozogamicin (Besponsa®) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This year alone, it is estimated that almost 6,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with ALL. Thi...

More than 20 Years Helping Cancer Patients and Saving Lives

See multimedia release here.  RYE BROOK, N.Y. (August 8, 2017) – Where can I get good information about my cancer and treatments? Should I get a second opinion? Is there anyone I can talk with who has been through this? Where can I get financial assistance to help cover the cost of my treatment? How do I talk with my loved ones and children about my disease? These are just a few of the hundreds of questions...

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