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Feb 26, 2015, 16:29 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds Therapy Advances for Myeloma Patients

Two recent approvals by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will provide significant additional options for myeloma patients, both newly...

Feb 23, 2015, 11:05 ET
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Cancer Research Funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Featured in New PBS Documentary Series

 Significant advances toward cures for blood cancer patients, many of which were funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) over the...

Feb 17, 2015, 11:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night Walk Celebrates Top Fundraising Walgreens Store in Bay Area

 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Northern California Chapter recently honored Walgreens store number 00890, located at 135 Powell...

Feb 10, 2015, 12:29 ET

New Partnership Launches to Empower People Diagnosed with Lymphoma

 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) together with the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF), CancerCare, the Association of Community...

Jan 30, 2015, 14:09 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA's Approval of Ibrutinib for Patients with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of ibrutinib (Imbruvica ®) to treat patients with Waldenstrom's...

Jan 29, 2015, 15:29 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA's Approval of Ibrutinib for Patients with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

Today's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of ibrutinib (Ibruvica ®) to treat patients with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia(WM)...

Dec 03, 2014, 17:08 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA Approval of Blinatumomab To Treat Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 Today's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of blinatumomab to treat patients with an uncommon form of acute lymphoblastic...

Dec 01, 2014, 13:11 ET

Research Funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Among Highlights at Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting

Many researchers funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will be among those presenting innovative blood cancer research at the 56th...

Nov 19, 2014, 07:00 ET

Burlington Stores and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: A Powerful Partnership that Helps to Save Lives

For the 13th consecutive year, Burlington Stores and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night®  partnered to shine the...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards $15.6 Million To Help Advance Research From Lab To Clinic

 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is awarding $15.6  million  in academic grants to 26 scientists who have proposed...

Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Launches New Initiative to Halt the Progression of Myeloid Blood Cancers

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has initiated a program to fund research projects seeking to better understand and, ultimately, stop...

Oct 21, 2014, 11:49 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces Recipients of Grants Supporting New Drug Discovery

For the second year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will award funding to leading scientists and researchers who show promise in...

Oct 20, 2014, 15:39 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Six New Research Grants Focused On Innovative New Ideas

 Six academic investigators will receive grants from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support innovative ideas that that have the...

Oct 15, 2014, 17:01 ET

Immunotherapy Study Funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Demonstrates Remarkable Results in Patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 Funding from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) over the past 22 years helped advance a study published today in the New England...

Sep 10, 2014, 11:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Northern California Light The Night Walk Campaign to Kick Off with San Francisco Walk at AT&T Park

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Northern California Chapter will be kicking off its 2014 Light The Night® Walk campaign with the...

Sep 10, 2014, 10:40 ET

From Hoop Dreams to Hopes for Cures

 11-year-old Kyle Markes passed away of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on December 24, 2013, just days before he was set to be his idol...

Sep 09, 2014, 15:00 ET
Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., appointed president and chief executive officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., Named President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., has been appointed as president and chief executive...

Sep 03, 2014, 11:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Hosts Ninth Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta with Guest Speaker Wendy Schmidt

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter will be hosting its ninth annual Leukemia Cup Regatta on September 20-21, 2014...

Aug 28, 2014, 08:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Provides Equity Financing to OncoPep to Support Clinical Trial for Myeloma Vaccine

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and OncoPep have entered a partnership to advance an experimental cancer vaccine to treat patients with...

Aug 27, 2014, 08:00 ET
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is leading the way to cures for blood cancers and beyond.  Blood Cancer Awareness Month presents the perfect opportunity to tell our story to the widest possible audience, create a groundswell of awareness and support for our mission, and creates the why and urgency for donating NOW. (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

Five Things You Need To Know About Blood Cancers And One Thing You Can Do

Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed. More than 1.1 million Americans are living with, or in remission from, these diseases....