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Latest Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Stories

2013-11-01 16:23:48

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is aware of the FDA's decision requesting Ariad Pharmaceuticals to suspend marketing and sales of Iclusig (ponatinib), a therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). As suggested by the FDA, LLS encourages all patients currently receiving ponatinib to speak with their physician to discuss the risk and benefits of continuing treatment with the drug. Those patients who are responding well to...

2013-10-24 23:03:21

The Cancer Support Community and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partner on a Solution Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 The Cancer Support Community's Research and Training Institute and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) have joined forces to launch the Cancer Experience Registry: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. According to LLS's Facts 2013 booklet, there will be 5,920 new cases of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) diagnosed in the U.S. this year, making it a rare...

2013-10-22 16:24:35

Nine Innovative Researchers Receive First-Time Grant WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today is pleased to announce the researchers who will receive The New Idea Award--a grant program designed to identify novel research strategies with high potential for significant impact on the future of blood cancer treatments. Specifically, this program supports academic researchers with innovative ideas for substantially different...

2013-10-21 23:19:33

Palm Harbor-based Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. is preparing for Light the Night Walk, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual fundraising walk to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC), a leading research and document production company and provider to eight of the 10 largest servicers in the residential mortgage industry, has long encouraged its employees to give back not only to the...

2013-10-17 08:29:36

Free, Live Telephone/Web Education Program Featuring International Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Experts Susan R. Rheingold, M.D. and Cara L. Simon, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP (Live Spanish interpretation also offered) WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is committed to bringing the most current information about blood cancers to all patients and is pleased to announce a unique educational opportunity for Spanish-speaking...

2013-10-16 08:29:04

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School Fundraising Campaign Helps Fund Cures WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "High School students can have an impact in the fight against blood cancers," states George Omiros, executive vice president, chief campaign and field development officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest non-profit dedicated to blood cancer cures. "Last year alone, more than 4,000 high schools, along with 25,000 participating middle...

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...

2013-10-09 12:23:55

Hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club October 19-20 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to announce that Olympic gold medalist and America's Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, and National Leukemia Cup Regatta Chairman, Gary Jobson, will be attending the eighth annual Leukemia Cup Regatta on October 19-20, 2013 at The San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC) in Belvedere, Calif. The Leukemia Cup Regatta supports LLS's mission to...

2013-10-02 12:30:02

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) today announced the appointment of Lee Greenberger, Ph.D., an executive with a significant oncology research and development background, as its new chief scientific officer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131002/MM90861 In this role, Dr. Greenberger will be responsible for planning and executing the strategy for all LLS research programs, including grant funding programs, the Therapy...

2013-09-27 12:24:53

John Trainor and Steve Michaels are members of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training ATLANTA, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- John Trainor, CIO at Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) and Steven A. Michaels, VP of Finance at Aaron's, Inc. are training for the Intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta on Sunday, September 29(th) with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT). Both executives are part of a team of 50 triathletes who are preparing to tackle the distance of a...