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2014-02-11 12:27:34

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced that John Walter, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the organization since 2008, has stepped down. Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., has been named interim president and CEO while the board of directors considers a permanent replacement. Dr. DeGennaro has been serving as LLS executive vice president and chief mission officer. Walter will consult with LLS...

2013-10-15 12:32:15

LLS Specialized Center of Research Program Surpasses $285 Million Mark WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced it has awarded four new grants through its prestigious Marshall A. Lichtman Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) research initiative, bringing the program's total funding to $285 million since its inception in 2000. The innovative SCOR program funds teams of researchers representing different disciplines...

2013-08-29 08:24:45

-The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society launches national education campaign during Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than one half (46%) of adults polled in a new survey believe that blood cancers are one of three leading causes of cancer death in the U.S. In fact, blood cancers are the third leading cause of cancer death, behind cancers of the respiratory system, including lung cancer, and cancers of the digestive system, including...

2013-07-23 08:29:58

LLS Sponsors & Partners Unite in Mission to Focus on Blood Cancer Cures WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is working with more than 100 national partners and sponsors to realize a world without blood cancers through the Light The Night(®) (LTN) Walk (www.LightTheNight.org). Together with LLS, the corporate partners and sponsors are raising awareness and making a positive impact on the lives of patients today, by literally...

2013-07-17 23:18:07

For the 14th year in a row, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) aims to stomp out blood cancer through the Light The Night® (LTN) Walk (http://www.LightTheNight.org). White Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 For the 14th year in a row, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) aims to stomp out blood cancer through the Light The Night® (LTN) Walk (http://www.LightTheNight.org). The LTN Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign of LLS, which brings together families...

2013-07-17 08:27:19

Thousands Will Walk as One to Raise Funds to Stomp Out Blood Cancers in 2013 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 14(th) year in a row, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) aims to stomp out blood cancer through the Light The Night(®) (LTN) Walk (www.LightTheNight.org). The LTN Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign of LLS, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the disease, and...

2013-07-01 08:24:05

NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International has teamed up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) to shine a spotlight on blood cancers this July. For the entire month, the highly visible EHE International window at 10 Rockefeller Center will feature LLS's "Someday is Today" brand platform, including a 60-second video showcasing advances in funding lifesaving blood cancer research and access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Statistics show more than 1...

2013-02-19 08:33:07

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1964, the five-year survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukemia was only three percent but, today, thanks to treatment advances, about 90 percent of children survive. As the leading global non-profit organization dedicated to curing blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has invested nearly one billion dollars in blood cancer research since 1954, bringing us closer than ever to realizing a world without...

2012-10-23 07:29:20

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Oncology and BMT InfoNet are joining forces to inform patients and the public about the importance of stem cell transplants in the treatment of blood cancers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/NY20158LOGO ) To view the multimedia assets, please click: http://www.multimedianewscenter.com/sanofi/stem-cell-transplants-awareness-campaign. Approximately every four minutes, one person in the United...

2012-10-22 15:23:52

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Bites, a national blood cancer awareness and education campaign launching on Halloween, announced the nominations for the first annual 2012 Fright Night Awards today - from Robert Pattinson to Lady Gaga - in which fans all around the world can vote for their favorite frights in 21 categories that encompass film, television, celebrity costumes and more. The Fright Night Awards is a virtual awards show held exclusively online....