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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....

Jul 23, 2014, 17:20 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA's Approval of Idelalisib To Treat Three Types of Blood Cancers

Today's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of idelalisib to treat patients with relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL),...

Jul 17, 2014, 09:43 ET
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Man of the Year, Christos Giannoulias Illinois Chapter with Piper Novak, LLS National Girl of the Year (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

Record-Breaking Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign

A Chicago man and Los Angeles woman raised $386,284 and $343,962, respectively, to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission to...

Jul 16, 2014, 13:09 ET

James Davis, Biotechnology Consultant, Elected Chair of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Board of Directors

James Davis, Ph.D., JD, a consultant in crisis management and the launch of new technologies for biotechnology and other companies, has been...

Jul 14, 2014, 08:00 ET
In-store poster featuring Grace, age 7 is a Hodgkin lymphoma survivor.  Burlington helped fund the research that put Grace in remission and back to being a stylish princess. (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

Burlington And The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Saving Lives Is Always In Style

 Burlington and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night® Walk fundraising campaign have partnered once again to raise...

May 29, 2014, 10:21 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Sylvan Learning Partner to Help Kids with Cancer

While extraordinary progress has been made in treating childhood leukemia and other pediatric cancers in recent years, critical attention must also...

May 22, 2014, 13:30 ET

Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation Commits $4 Million to Help Beat AML

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced a $4 million commitment by the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation to support a...

May 19, 2014, 09:00 ET

Foundation Beyond Belief Raises $900,000 for Cancer Cures through Light The Night

 Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB), a team of atheists, humanists and religious allies, just completed their second year with The Leukemia &...

May 08, 2014, 15:07 ET
LLS advocates at the U.S. Capitol; met with legislators urging them to support legislation that improves access to innovative blood cancer therapies and limits the use of "specialty tier" drug designations, thereby increasing affordability for patients. (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Surpasses $1 Billion Investment in Blood Cancer Research

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced that it has passed the $1 billion mark in research investment, a significant milestone in the...

May 05, 2014, 08:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Surpasses $1 Billion Investment in Blood Cancer Research

 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that it has passed the $1 billion mark in research investment, a significant...

Apr 08, 2014, 11:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Kicks off the 2014 North Bay Man & Woman of the Year Campaign

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter is launching its 2014 North Bay Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) fundraising...

Apr 02, 2014, 11:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Launches Moms In Training

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter has launched Moms In Training, a brand new nine-week workout program geared...

Mar 31, 2014, 12:57 ET
Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas, president of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.  (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Names Shelagh Tippet-Fagyas its New President

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society today announced that its Canadian affiliate, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), has named...

Mar 25, 2014, 11:00 ET

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Kicks off 2014 Bay Area Man & Woman of the Year Campaign

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter is launching its 2014 Bay Area Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) fundraising...

Mar 11, 2014, 09:33 ET

Meet the Men & Women Changing the Lives of Blood Cancer Patients

 More than one million Americans are living with a blood cancer; and every four minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed...