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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
Tonight, at our Winter Man & Woman of the Year Reception, we will honor four individuals for their outstanding fundraising achievements: Brianna Haag, Nelum Gunewardane, Roger Royse and Christie White. All four were 2012 Man & Woman of the Year candidates; Brianna and … Continue reading
In 2001, a “magic little pill” called Gleevec changed cancer treatment forever and chronic myeloid leukemia became a managable chronic condition with minimal side effects. Now fast forward to present day; Gleevec has FDA approval for ten different cancers. Think of the number of … Continue reading
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
Our Patient Services Community Outreach Manager shared the details of this unique contest with our staff today. Family House and LLS are kindred nonprofits in supporting pediatric cancer patients and their families. Family House provides temporary housing to families of … Continue reading
A LLS-funded research team at UCSF has discovered the “why” behind the stubborn resistance of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cancer cells. It turns out the culprit is a pesky protein that helps leukemia cells stay alive. When bombarded with powerful cancer drugs, … Continue reading