1. Meet the Researcher: Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD

    This is part of a periodic series of Q&A’s with LLS-funded researchers. Dr. Abdel-Wahab of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center focuses on an area of research called epigenetics – chemical modifications that regulate (switch on and off) gene activity. He is studying how these processes drive the development of acute myeloid leukemia and other blood cancers. He currently holds a Career Development Program grant from LLS, a program that supports scientists earlier in their careers...

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  1. February Patient Education Programs

    LLS may be coming to your town! Check out the list below of our free education programs. February Surviving and Thriving with Blood Cancer February 1, 2020 – Albuquerque, NM https://www.eiseverywhere.com/512986 Texas Blood Cancer Conference 2020 February 8, 2020 – San Antonio, TX https://www.etouches.com/TXBCC20​ Meet the Doctors: An Educational Program for Patients & Caregivers February 8, 2020 – Omaha, NE https://www.eiseverywhere.com/501032 Living Well w...

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  2. Upcoming Blood Cancer Conferences

    LLS Blood Cancer Conferences are free education events for blood cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals to learn more about treatment options, emerging therapies, management of survivorship issues and LLS resources. Upcoming Conferences: San Francisco, CA January 25, 2020 www.etouches.com/NCABCC20 San Antonio, TX February 8, 2020 www.etouches.com/TXBCC20 Fort Lauderdale, FL February 29, 2020 www.etouches.com/FLBCC20

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  3. January and February Patient Education Programs

    LLS may be coming to your town! Check out the list below of our free education programs. January Advances in 2020 for Blood Cancer Treatments January 15, 2020 – Orange, CA https://www.eiseverywhere.com/506274 Cancer Survivorship: Living Through and Beyond Blood Cancer January 22, 2020 – Gulfport, MS https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/498984 Northern California Blood Cancer Conference 2020 January 25, 2020 - San Francisco, CA http://www.etouches.com/NCABCC20 ...

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  1. Advances in Cancer Research and Treatment in 2020

    Progress in new cancer treatments is accelerating so rapidly that the standard of care for many cancer patients is changing right before our very eyes. Since 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remarkable 53 therapies just to treat patients with blood cancers, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has helped advance 46 of these treatments. I have no reason to believe the next few years won’t be as productive and groundbreaking as the last few. With...

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  2. Reflections from the #ASH19 Meeting

    As the 61st Annual ASH (American Society of Hematology) Meeting and Exhibition winds down here in Orlando, here are some thoughts on where things stand in the world of blood cancers. New targeted therapies approved in just the past two years alone are making precision medicine more of a reality for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). As I noted in a previous blog our own Amy Burd, Ph.D., LLS vice president of research strategy, presented compelling data that precision medicine, giving a pati...

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  3. LLS Health Manager App: Available Now

    With the new LLS Health ManagerTM app, you can use your phone to manage your daily health by tracking your side effects, medication, food and hydration, questions for your doctor, grocery lists and more. You can also set up reminders to take medications and to eat/drink throughout the day. Download LLS Health Manager: www.LLS.org/HealthManager Managing side effects is an important part of cancer care. With this new app, you can export the information you've tracked in a calendar format ...

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  4. 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. Today (Saturday) was the fi...

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  5. LLS and ASH Team Up to Connect Cancer Patients to Clinical Trials

    Collaboration will provide critical clinical trial navigation services and support to patients and families (Rye Brook, NY – December 6, 2019) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced today a collaboration to expand access to LLS’s unique free service providing clinical trials navigation and support to blood cancer patients and their families. With only approximately five percent of adult cancer patients enrolling in clinical tria...

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  6. December Patient Education Programs

    LLS may be coming to your town! Check out the list below of our free education programs. Coping with the Holidays: Strategies for Young Adults Living with Cancer December 4, 2019 – Hallandale Beach, FL https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/500712 Living Well with CLL December 9, 2019 – Fort Wayne, IN https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/492078 Surviving and Thriving with Blood Cancer December 14, 2019 – Birmingham, AL https://www.eiseverywhere.com/487786

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