1. #ASH18: The Beat Goes On

    On Sunday, I reported on a press briefing at the 60th ASH Annual Meeting where the preliminary findings of our Beat AML Master Clinical Trial were unveiled. This innovative collaborative study is designed to bring the hope of precision medicine to patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (Read about our Friday ASH satellite symposium on immunotherapy here). On Monday, Amy Burd, Ph.D., LLS’s vice president of research strategy and lead on the study, presented the findings again; t...

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  1. #ASH18: Update on Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy – harnessing the body’s immune system to fight disease – is rapidly becoming a mainstay of cancer treatment. The increasing interest in this field was clear at yesterday’s standing-room only symposium hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in advance of the 60th ASH (American Society of Hematology) Meeting which officially kicks off today here in San Diego. Over the next few days more than 30,000 researchers and others connected to the blood cancers and other ...

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  2. December Programs!

    Hey LLS Community! Check out our free education programs below to see if LLS is coming to you in December! Financial Advocacy December 1, 2018 – Spokane, WA https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/373994 Coping with the Holidays: Strategies for Young Adults Living with Cancer December 5, 2018 – Hallandale, FL https://www.eiseverywhere.com/377390 New and Emerging Treatments in Blood Cancer December 6, 2018 – Baton Rouge, LA https://www.eiseverywhere.com/381672 Health, Heal...

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  3. Survivors Share Holiday Words of Wisdom

    The holiday season is here! The holidays can pose challenges for patients and families. Patients may not feel well enough to participate in festivities. Difficult emotions may arise due to personal and family stress and change. Immune systems may be compromised making large parties and buffet lines off limits. Some patients may even be in the hospital for treatment over the holidays. How do you adapt and keep the holidays merry and bright after a diagnosis? We asked those who have faced th...

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  1. You Told LLS! Cost of Cancer Care

    We know paying for treatment can be tough. We recently wanted to find out what your biggest financial concerns are when it comes to cancer treatment. We conducted a two-week Question of the day series, and 556 of you participated by answering one or more of the questions in the series. The results were astounding. We included information you shared with us in our "Progress Report on the Cost of Cancer Care". LLS is continuing to advocate to dri...

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  2. Safety Tips for LLS Community

    While we welcome free discussion and supportive connection on LLS Community, safety is very important to us. We would like to take a moment to share some guidelines for staying safe online. Meeting up in person We encourage community and connection. If you choose to meet an LLS Community friend in person, please keep the following guidelines in mind: -Choose a public place where you are comfortable, during the day if possible -Talk before meeting – phone call or live chat is bes...

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  3. 10,000 people have listened to the Bloodline. Have you?

    'The Bloodline with LLS has hit the 10,000 mark with listeners from over 60 countries! On this podcast, Alicia Patten and Lizette Rivera from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society speak with healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers about the cancer journey in a personable and conversational way. They cover topics ranging from disease-specific information to survivorship issues. This podcast was created to remind you that after a diagnosis comes hope. Subscribe to The Bloodline w...

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  4. New Workbook Available

    This new book covers the following topics and includes worksheets to help you get and stay organized. Types of health insurance plans Disability insurance options Benefits and denial of insurance coverage Financial assistance Resources and helpful organizations Cancer and Your Finances Click here to download a PDF or order a copy for free. All of our free information booklets are available at www.LLS.org/booklets.You may also contact an LLS Information Specialist to...

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  5. 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Unleashing the Immune System

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded today to two scientists whose groundbreaking work led to the development of a class of immunotherapies called checkpoint inhibitors that work by releasing the brakes on the immune system. James P. Allison, Ph.D., chair of department of immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and director of the Cancer Research Institute Scientific Advisory Council, and Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., of Kyoto University School of Medicine...

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  6. New Podcast Episode: Cancer and Mental Health

    Hearing the words, “you have cancer” rattles your core, regardless of who you are. On this episode, Alicia and Lizette speak with Dr. Marni Amsellem, a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with patients and caregivers who are adjusting to cancer and other health-related challenges and seeking to build their coping skills and resilience. Dr. Amsellem speaks about issues that are experienced by both newly diagnosed patients and patients who are further along in their survivorshi...

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