1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  1. 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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  2. Why get a flu vaccine? What every patient should know.

    This webcast is presented by PlatformQ and the CDC. ​ Time: Tuesday, December 3 at 2:30pm EST Register: https://www.medlive.com/cdc-flu/ Submit a question for the speakers to answer during the live program. If you can't attend the live program, you can receive a recorded version. Overview: While most people who get influenza (flu) have mild symptoms, some people – like older adults, young children, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions – are ...

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  3. 2019 Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference

    Please join us and our partner, GRYT Health, for the 2019 Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference. Be sure to check out our LLS session, ‘Slaying Blood Cancer, One Clinical Trial at a Time’ by Laura Romundstad, RN, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Web address: http://www.gvcc19.com/ Live: 24 hours a day, ending December 5, 2019 Location: Wherever you’re most comfortable What’s needed: Your laptop, desktop computer or tablet Price: 100% FREE LLS session: ‘Slaying...

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  4. Harnessing the Power of Women

    “Women have the power and when we join together, we can make all the difference.” With those words, Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer at WWE, captured the theme of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Women Curing Cancer” initiative, which brings together philanthropic women to move collectively the needle in cancer cures and access to treatments. On Wednesday, Stephanie joined LLS’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gwen Nichols, and LLS volunteer Julie Guillot, ...

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  5. Sailing In One Direction to End Childhood Cancer

    In the treatment of children with acute myeloid leukemia “We have plateaued. The tools in our toolbox are all sledgehammers.” This grim assessment was how Dr. E. Anders Kolb, of Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children, characterized the state of treatment for children with this devastating form of leukemia. Dr. Kolb was among a group of pediatric oncologists to join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in hosting an event in Atlanta this week to discuss LLS’s new $5...

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  6. Families Fighting for Cancer Cures: Generation LLS

    As an organization founded by a family for families, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is celebrating 70 years of impact on generations of families, researchers and volunteers while looking to the future by redoubling its commitment to improve treatments and care for children with cancer. To accomplish its bold vision for children, LLS is launching The LLS Children’s Initiative to deliver cures and care for children by disrupting drug development for pediatric cancers and ex...

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