1. Surviving Cancer, Thriving in Life—Transition Back to School Parent Experience Survey

    Dear Parents, LLS is collaborating with researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins who are interested in learning more about the experiences and challenges of childhood cancer survivors and their caregivers related to the transition back to school after a diagnosis of cancer. According to our records, you have a school-aged or older child who has been treated for cancer and has returned to a formal school setting. We would appreciate your help by your participation in t...

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  1. MPN News and Updates From ASCO 2017

    As part of our coverage from the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Dr. Srdan Verstovsek from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a hopeful update for patients living with MPNs.

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  1. Neuropathy

    Some chemotherapy drugs have been known to affect the peripheral nerves in the nervous system, which can lead to pain, numbness or burning in your limbs, hands or feet - a condition called Chemo Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. If you’re feeling symptoms of neuropathy, talk to your doctor about what you’re experiencing. It’s a frustrating side effect, but if you’re able to be flexible in your treatment schedule, you may be able to reduce your risk by altering the timing of your treat...

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  2. LLS Applauds Another Advance for Blood Cancer Patients

    August 3, 2017 (Rye Brook, NY) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval today of CPX-351 (VyxeosTM), an innovative combination of two chemotherapy drugs being used to treat two high-risk subgroups of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients. After more than four decades of little progress in treating AML, this approval marks the third drug approval for AML patients in just the past three months. LLS contributed sustained and sign...

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