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LLS’s mission in action: The 2013 Emerging Therapies & Survivorship Conference

This past Saturday’s Emerging Therapies & Survivorship Conference set a new record with nearly 700 patients, caregivers and health care professionals in attendance.  Survivorship was the theme of the day, starting with the warm welcome by Kathleen Leary, Chairperson of … Continue reading

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And the LLS Blood Drop Award goes to…

Mary Jo Ferris and Kforce’s San Francisco office! The Kforce corporate team started out in 2011 with 30 employees participating in Team In Training (TNT) across the nation, raising nearly $80,000. With just two additional employee participants in 2012, they surpassed … Continue reading

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Blood Cancer Advances Highlighted in San Francisco

New developments in blood cancer treatment took center stage this past week in San Francisco.  On January 21st, a record 700 patients and families gathered for the 7th Annual “Emerging Therapies for Blood Cancer Patients” conference, sponsored by the San … Continue reading

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The power of multi-disciplinary cancer research

Yesterday a Canadian research team announced the discovery of a new application for an old antibiotic for skin and abdominal infections. Turns out the drug tigecycline can target and destroy leukemia cells at the cellular level. The novelty lies in how … Continue reading

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Drug repurposing = Faster new therapies

Drug development is an expensive and slow process. It can take millions of dollars and upwards of 10-15 years for a new cancer drug to get to patients. Which is why a team of researchers from Stanford (Marina Sirota, Joel Dudley, and Atul … Continue reading

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News from Stanford Research Team

Some exciting news came in from one of the LLS-funded research teams at Stanford last Friday. Borrowing from the technology used to measure metal impurities in semiconductors, Dr. Garry Nolan and his team have developed a machine that allows them to see tiny differences … Continue reading

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