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News Releases & Statements

New Survey Reveals COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Those with Cancer Diagnosis

RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 8, 2021 - A new survey of more than 6,500 U.S. blood cancer patients and survivors reveals that only half are very likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine while one in three is either unlikely or unsure about it. The nationwide survey was a collaboration between The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Boston University Questrom School of Business and The Behaviouralist, a London-based research consultancy.

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LLS Statement on Inauguration Day 2021

February 18, 2021, Our right to vote is the heart of our democracy, as is a free and fair election. The democratic process is critical to our work at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society where civic engagement is a cornerstone of our values. Every day, LLS works directly with lawmakers at the state and federal levels to advance policies that serve the best interests of blood cancer patients. Every member of the LLS community – staff, donors and volunteers – works tirelessly to make our communities and our country a better place. That work will never stop.

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New Drug Approval Expands Options for Patients with Rare Marginal Zone Lymphoma and Advanced Follicular Lymphoma

Rye Brook, N.Y. February 5, 2021 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of UKONIQ™ (umbralisib), a once-daily, oral medication for the treatment of marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) that has returned or worsened following prior treatment with an anti-CD20 antibody. MZL is a clinical heterogeneous, slow-growing non-hodgkin lymphoma composed of three subtypes: extranodal, nodal or splenic MZL. It is considered a slow growing disease with generally favorable outcome. Read More

FDA Approval of New CAR T-Cell Therapy Further Solidifies Immunotherapy as a Mainstay in Cancer Treatment

Rye Brook, N.Y. February 5, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of a new CAR T-cell treatment for adult patients with certain forms of relapsed/refractory large B-cell lymphoma. With this latest approval, there are now four FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapies, and what was a brand-new approach introduced just three years ago, today is a mainstay in cancer care with scores of children and adults who were near death now in long-lasting remissions.

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Burlington Stores & its Customers Raise Nearly $4 Million for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in the Fight Against Blood Cancer

RYE BROOK, NY, February 10, 2021  – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the global leader in the fight against blood cancer, and Burlington Stores, the national retailer delivering amazing deals to customers every time they shop, teamed up for the 19th consecutive year to raise critical funds to support LLS’s goal of creating a world without blood cancer, and to further their LLS Children’s Initiative, a multi-year endeavor LLS is set ou Read More

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Launches National Patient Registry to Answer Crucial COVID-19 Questions for Blood Cancer Patients

RYE BROOK, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2021 – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today a collaboration with Ciitizen, a digital health technology startup, to collect data on the impact of COVID-19 and vaccination from people with a current or past diagnosis of blood cancer as part of a broader strategic partnership. Read More

New Drug Approval Expands Options for Patients with Triple-Class Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Rye Brook, N.Y. (February 26, 2021) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of melphalan flufenamide, also known as melflufen (Pepaxto), in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma whose disease has returned or worsened following prior treatment with four different classes of drugs.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Joins CURE Media Group's Strategic Alliance Partnership Program

CURE Media Group, the industry-leading multimedia platform devoted to cancer updates and research that reaches more than 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers, announces the addition of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program.

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