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Companies Take on Blood Cancer

Corporations usually have enough on their plate, just taking care of business, but at least one has found a creative way to also help generate millions of dollars to fund blood cancer research, education and patient services.

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Honoring Blood Cancer Survivors

Throughout June, in commemoration of #NationalCancerSurvivorMonth, we at LLS have been highlighting the resilience and achievements of blood cancer survivors. I’ve treated so many incredible young survivors in my years as a pediatric hematologist oncologist, and all of them hold a special place in my heart. 

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5 Ways to Support Blood Cancer Patients

Have you ever Googled, “what to do for someone with cancer”? 

Have you felt helpless or frustrated when trying to think of something meaningful to offer them or do for them? You want them to know you’re ready to help, but don’t know how to help. 

We’re often told to just ask the person what they need. But the truth is, they probably don’t know what they need. And figuring it out can be tough on top of all the new questions that come with their diagnosis. 

So now what? 

EXPANDING FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR BLOOD CANCER RESEARCH

Learn how The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) played a key role in restoring research for all blood cancers as a priority funding area for 2018.

 

When we think of the federal government’s investments in medical research, we almost always think of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our nation’s medical research agency. For more than a century, NIH has paved the way for scientific breakthroughs that are helping people live longer, healthier lives.

Blood Cancer Discovery Helping Cardiovascular Patients

An exciting scientific discovery, originally found through blood cancer research, makes headlines when researchers uncover new implications for cardiovascular disease.

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is laser-focused on finding cures for patients with blood cancers. But did you know that the research we support has far greater reach? In fact, many of the therapeutic advances that occurred first in blood cancer are now helping patients with other types of cancers and serious diseases.

Racing Together to Find Blood Cancer Cures

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Orange County Inland Empire Chapter is excited to announce a new partnership with Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Auto Club Speedway, California’s premier motorsports facility, is geared up to support LLS by hosting a series of fundraising events throughout the coming year.

Auto Club Speedway continues to be involved in making a difference in the local community, and the driving force behind their partnership with LLS is the close connection blood cancer has had on the Speedway family.

Progress and Challenges in Treating the Blood Cancers: #ASH19

It’s that time of year again, when more than 30,000 scientists specializing in blood cancers and other blood disorders, oncologists and hematologists, pharmaceutical and biotechnology company representatives, and cancer patient advocacy organizations gather in one place to learn about the latest progress in treatments and share new ideas.

This year, we’re in sunny Orlando for the 61st ASH (American Society of Hematology) Annual meeting and Exposition.

Nutrition Advice from a Dietitian & Blood Cancer Survivor

76-year-old Barbara Borrell is a woman who wears many hats – a 50+ year registered dietitian, nutrition consultant and educator, cancer advocate, volunteer with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a blood cancer survivor who has battled not one, not two, but three types of blood cancer.

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Top Mental Health Resources For Blood Cancer Patients & Caregivers

From physical symptoms of blood cancer itself to treatments and their side effects, the experience puts a patient’s body through a lot. But how does cancer affect you emotionally? 

Bottom line: Learning that you or someone you love has a serious illness is scary. 

It reaches beyond blood tests: You might feel hopeless, irritable, or lose interest in things you once enjoyed. That’s why taking care of your mind, just as much as your body, is crucial when you’re facing blood cancer.  

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What’s Next in Blood Cancer: Looking Ahead to 2023

The most important blood cancer scientific meeting, the American Society of Hematology (ASH), is held every December.

A Nurse’s Journey as a Blood Cancer Survivor

During National Nurses Week, observed each year from May 6 to May 12, we celebrate nurses across the country who are committed to our health and wellness. At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we wanted to recognize Katie Demasi, a nurse and a blood cancer survivor, who has experienced both sides of the healthcare system. Here is her story…

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The Immune System and Blood Cancer: 4 Things You Need to Know

Immunotherapy uses the power of the immune system to treat blood cancer. Today it is a standard treatment that has a profound effect in some blood cancer patients, but it still falls short in others. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been a champion of this type of cancer treatment for decades, supporting some of the earliest and most game-changing immune-based treatments for blood cancer. The advances have been astonishing, but there is so much further to go. 

Burlington Stores Raise $3.3 Million to Help Fight Blood Cancer

Burlington Stores and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night campaign’s 16th consecutive year of partnership in the fight against blood cancers was a big success. As LLS’s #1 National Corporate Partner and Honored Friend, Burlington Stores raised $3.3 million to fund blood cancer research and help patients access lifesaving treatments and cures.

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Blood Cancer Research Poised for Another ‘Banner Year’ in 2024

More than 25,000 medical professionals from across the world came together in December to discuss the latest blood cancer developments during the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). This annual event gives us the opportunity to think about what advances are on the horizon as LLS works to strengthen cures, care and quality of life for people with blood cancer and their families.   

LLS & BURLINGTON: CREATING A BRIGHTER TOMORROW FOR BLOOD CANCER PATIENTS

Each September, during Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Burlington and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) team up to create awareness for the urgent need to fund research to advance cancer cures for the nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. are living with, or are in remission from a blood cancer.

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Ushering In a New Era of Pediatric Blood Cancer Treatment and Care

We caught up with Gwen Nichols, MD, Chief Medical Officer at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), to share the progress we’re making to bring cures and better care to children with blood cancer through The LLS Children’s Initiative.

 

Tell us about The LLS Children’s Initiative and why it’s so important to you and LLS.

Stopping Treatment for CML – Another First for a Blood Cancer

Certain patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who take nilotinib daily may have achieved such deep remissions that they may be able to stop their treatment, according to a recent FDA decision

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Helping Blood Cancer Patients and Families When It's Needed Most

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Gwen Nichols reflects on our vital work to support blood cancer patients and their families.