1. October 2020-Patient & Caregiver Education Programs

    New York/New Jersey Blood Cancer Conference 2020 Online/Virtual Interactive Educational Conference (NYC) October 3, 2020 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM (Eastern Time) https://na.eventscloud.com/website/16055/ Meet the Expert Series: Targeted Therapies for CLL and Other B-Cell Malignancies A Virtual Education Program (Eastern Great Lakes) Monday, October 5, 2020 12:00pm – 1:00pm (ET) https://na.eventscloud.com/targetedtherapies Wisconsin Blood Cancer Conference 2020 Online/Virtual Int...

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  2. Celebrating Survivorship: Elaine Erickson

    My name is Elaine Virginia Erickson. I am 49 years old. I am a cancer survivor. I was born in Texas and my parents relocated back to Chicago, Illinois, where my dad was going to finish a college program at Moody Bible Institute. At one year old, I was sick and would have seizures but a diagnosis could not be confirmed as to what was causing my bruising, pain, lack of appetite, lethargy and seizures. It was first thought that I had Scarlet Fever then I later received a second diagnosis of acut...

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  3. Statement on the Death of Supreme Court Justice and Trailblazer Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Photo by Nikki Khan/The Washington Post via Getty Images Here at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), we are devastated to learn of the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer. As the global leader in the fight against blood cancer, we stand with the cancer community – and all Americans – in mourning this trailblazer whose contributions to public health and equality will be felt by generations to come. Justice Gi...

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  4. Celebrating Survivorship: Cassie Morales

    It has been hard to share my cancer journey because I do not know where to start. When I was first diagnosed, I would read the cancer journeys of others and it gave me hope and inspiration. I need to pass it forward. I want to give hope, love and faith to all cancers patients that are in the fight. I am a 4X lymphoma survivor! Yeah that’s right, four times! Crazy! I was first diagnosed in 2017 after I got married and turned 30 years old. I was so looking forward to buying a house and sta...

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  5. THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY LAUNCHES FIRST CLINICAL TRIAL SPECIFICALLY FOR BLOOD CANCER PATIENTS WITH COVID-19

    With studies showing between 30-60% of blood cancer patients at risk of death if infected with the COVID-19 virus compared to patients who are cancer-free, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today it is launching the first clinical trial dedicated solely to this most vulnerable population. This trial (LLS Protocol Number: BAML-16-001-COV1) will test a drug called acalabrutinib in patients diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, myelodysplastic ...

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  6. Helping Blood Cancer Patients and Families When It's Needed Most

    In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Gwen Nichols reflects on our vital work to support blood cancer patients and their families. As Chief Medical Officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), I often speak with patients and survivors about adjusting to their new normal after a cancer diagnosis or treatment. But finding a new normal looks very different in a world where a global pandemic has impacted every aspect of cancer care and daily life as we know it. COVID-19 is res...

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  7. Celebrating Survivorship: Robert Rainer

    I was diagnosed in December of 2017 with stage 4 Mantle Cell Lymphoma. After many tests, I started treatment on Jan 22. 2018. My treatment consisted of chemotherapy every 30 days-Rituxan, Bendeka, and Neulasta. I was prepared for the worst, expecting sickness, pain and all the other side effects that I heard about. By the grace of God, the only bad experience I had was after the first Neulasta treatment. The next day I felt like I had the worst case of flu in the world; aches, pain, nau...

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  8. Celebrating Survivorship: Sonia Su

    This March was both my 27th birthday and my one-year "birth" day from when I received CAR-T immunotherapy. I had relapsed twice at that point and could hardly handle more chemotherapy. Now just over one year later, I remain in remission and feel incredibly lucky. I was first diagnosed with primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma in January 2018, after a month of experiencing chest pain. I had just finished my first semester of my Master's degree and then took a medical leave of absence ...

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  9. FDA Approves New Maintenance Treatment for AML

    Some promising news to kick off Blood Cancer Awareness Month – on September 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new oral maintenance treatment for certain adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). CC-486 (Onureg®) is now approved for the continued treatment of adult patients with AML who achieved first complete remission (CR) or CR with incomplete blood count recovery (Cri) following intensive induction chemotherapy and who are not able to undergo intensive...

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  10. September 2020-Patient & Caregiver Education Programs

    Living With and Managing Pediatric Cancer A Virtual Education Program (CT-HV) September 9, 2020 6:30PM – 8:00PM (ET) https://na.eventscloud.com/livingwith CLL Clinical Trials: Detailing Therapies & Trends A Virtual Education Program (Mid-Atlantic) September 10, 2020 4:00PM – 5:15PM (ET) https://na.eventscloud.com/563910 National Blood Cancer Conference 2020 Online/Virtual Interactive Conference September 12, 2020 11:30AM - 2:45PM (ET) http://www.lls.org/NationalBCC20...

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