1. 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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  1. New Podcast Episode: Young Adult Cancer Action Day

    Young adult cancer survivors have unique needs, different from pediatric and adult patients. Live on June 21, 2018, the first ever Young Adult Cancer Action Day, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society spoke with Kate Houghton, President and CEO of Critical Mass of The Young Adult Cancer Alliance, and Sarah Milberg, Senior Manager of Federal Affairs at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Office of Public Policy in Washington, DC. June 21st is a special day because it marks the introduction of...

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  2. New Podcast Episode: Dental Awareness within Cancer Care

    Most people are aware of common side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea and hair loss. However, most people who undergo cancer treatment develop complications that affect the mouth. Listen in as Alicia and Lizette speak with Dentist Dr. Nevin Waters, who founded his own practice in 1975 with the goal of treating each patient as he would have a family member. He is an active member of the American Dental Association and founder and board member of the Kansas Foundation of Dentistry fo...

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  3. NEW PODCAST EPISODE: Transplant & Veno-Occlusive Disease (VOD)

    Many may be familiar with graft versus host disease (GVHD) however, veno-occlusive disease (VOD), otherwise known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), is also one of the most frequently encountered complications after stem cell transplantation. Listen in as Alicia and Lizette from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) speak with Dr. Joseph Antin, Chief of the Stem Cell Transplant Program of the Department of Medical Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s H...

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  1. New Podcast Episode: Psycho-Oncology: Caring for Body & Mind

    Listen in as Alicia and Lizette speak with psycho-oncologist, Elizabeth Harvey. Elizabeth works with and supports cancer patients, their families and caregivers throughout their cancer journey. Elizabeth has spent over 20 years working in research for cancer drug development and also worked with the late Dr. Jimmie Holland, a Founder of psycho-oncology. Elizabeth shines light on the fact that many times there is failure to address the psychosocial concerns that are associated with cancer. On ...

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  2. Less Is More and Don’t Eat Me! (#ASCO18)

    This post is one in a series of news updates from ASCO. Read more by clicking here and here. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (#ASCO18) annual meeting is an opportunity to show the progress on investigational cancer therapies, better ways to use old medicines and improved methods of diagnosis. One of the interesting themes to emerge over the past few days here in Chicago is the goal of giving less rather than more treatment. The quest to de-escalate treatment helps avoid bo...

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  3. Precision Medicine: Hope and Hype #ASCO18

    Using genomics – analyzing a cancer patient’s genetic profile to identify what is causing the malignancy and then using a drug that will work best for that patient’s subtype of cancer – has been evolving over at least two decades. The approach has accelerated in recent years as the technology has improved. And with it there have been stunning successes along with some disappointments. On Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting (#ASCO18) in Chicago, resu...

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  4. More Progress in Cancer Research at #ASCO18

    Chicago is once again the site of the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting (#ASCO18), where more than 30,000 scientists, advocates and representatives from the biopharmaceutical industry have gathered to share the their latest clinical findings and to learn from each other in education sessions, scientific presentations and opportunities for networking. The meeting began Friday and continues through Tuesday. The field of cancer science is moving so rapidly and it’s ex...

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  5. June Calendar of Events!

    Living well with CLL: diagnosis, treatments and support. June 7, 2018 – Valley View, OH Survivorship Program: Staying Healthy Through Nutrition & Exercise June 13, 2018 - White Plains, NY https://www.eiseverywhere.com/336124 Precision Medicine in Myeloma Treatment June 14, 2018 - Boca Raton, FL https://www.eiseverywhere.com/335839 Moving Forward: Updates on Leukemia, Lymphoma, and CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy June 19, 2018 - San Francisco, CA www.bit.ly/llsmovingforward ...

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  6. Why You Can’t Get Consistent Answers to Your Nutrition Questions

    Written by Cathy Leman, MA, RD, LD After a cancer diagnosis, many people have questions about the role nutrition can play in their cancer journey. There is so much nutrition information available online, but not all this information is reliable. Hear from registered dietitian and breast cancer survivor Cathy Leman, MA, RD, LD about why it’s so hard to find consistent answers to your nutrition questions. Last weekend I had the sincere pleasure of attending my first oncology nutrition...

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