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  • Ben and Beth – Love, hope and cancer

    The following is a guest blog post from Beth (age 26), a newlywed whose husband Ben (age 25) was diagnosed with and treated for Hodgkin lymphoma in their first year of marriage.   January 3rd, 2009 was the happi...
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    Ben and Beth – Love, hope and cancer

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    • Unassuming Woman Turns Force to Be Reckoned With

      Karrie Munkittrick was, in her own words, reserved and unassuming - an artist, wife and mother of two healthy daughters. Then a single event turned her into a one-woman army. Her enemy? Leukemia. Not just any leukemia...
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      Unassuming Woman Turns Force to Be Reckoned With

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      • Let’s Speak With One Voice to Increase Research Funding

        Thanks to cancer research efforts to date, 60 percent of all cancer deaths are now preventable. But today cancer still costs our nation 560,000 in lives lost and more than $228 billion in healthcare costs a year. And ...
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        Let’s Speak With One Voice to Increase Research Funding

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        • Should patients participate in disease registries?

          The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) advocates for patients to participate in life-saving research in clinical trials. Clinical trials provide important data about carefully selected patient groups under controll...
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          Should patients participate in disease registries?

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          • Inspirational childhood leukemia patient dies

            We at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) were saddened to learn that 6-year-old Jasmina Anema lost her battle with leukemia last week. She had been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called nat...
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            Inspirational childhood leukemia patient dies

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            • Thank You for Your Support of LLS’s Mission

              Dear Friend,   In December Your gift can go twice as far to support an important research focus – to reduce the long-term and late effects of some of today’s intensive treatments. This work is so ver...
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              Thank You for Your Support of LLS’s Mission

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              • Find the support you need online

                Sometimes the most important thing is to know that you’re not alone. The overwhelming burden of receiving a diagnosis and undergoing treatment can be made easier when a patient can connect to other people who ha...
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                Find the support you need online

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                • LLS-funded Researcher Publishes Breakthrough Article on AML

                  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is always excited to learn about the new discoveries our funded researchers are making. Ari Melnick, M.D., of Cornell Weill Medical College, has been working on ways to test t...
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                  LLS-funded Researcher Publishes Breakthrough Article on AML

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                  • Your donation dollars at work

                    The following shares some highlights from last month’s commentary written by Deborah Banker, Vice President, Research Communications. She recently returned from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Me...
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                    Your donation dollars at work

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                    • Spam in Private Messages

                      We have received several emails over the weekend about someone who was sending spam to members via the Private Messages area on the LLS Community. If you received a questionable message from someone over the last few ...
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                      • Tune into the Stupid Cancer Show on 12/28 at 9pm ET

                        If you or someone you care about is a young adult who is dealing with Hodgkin lymphoma, you’ll want to listen to Monday’s Stupid Cancer Show, called “Who The Hell Is Hodgkin’s?”. This sho...
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                        Tune into the Stupid Cancer Show on 12/28 at 9pm ET

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                        • Your gift can go twice as far

                          Dear Friend of LLS,   I write today with the good news that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has received a research challenge grant.   An anonymous friend of LLS will match $100,000 in donations ...
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                          Your gift can go twice as far

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                          • Take our Stupid Cancer survey

                            For young adults, life with and beyond cancer presents specific physical, emotional, social and financial burdens. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and I'm Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (i[2]y) want t...
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                            Take our Stupid Cancer survey

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                            • A Story of Hope and Persistence

                              John Haluck became part of the LLS family almost a decade ago.  He is now a trustee of the Greater Sacramento Area chapter and is not only a survivor but is a huge supporter of LLS.   When I was diagnosed w...
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                              A Story of Hope and Persistence

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                              • Clinical Trials and Transportation Barriers

                                The following post is from our Public Policy department.   Currently, only 3 to 5 percent of adult cancer patients participate in clinical trials. The leading reason for the low participation is barriers that hi...
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                                Clinical Trials and Transportation Barriers

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                                • Patient Story: Christen’s little miracle of hope

                                  Christen Reilert was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) when she was just 27-years-old. She took some time out to answer our questions on what it meant for her to be diagnosed with cancer as a young adult, as w...
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                                  Patient Story: Christen’s little miracle of hope

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                                  • Free Telephone Education Programs for Patients and Caregivers

                                    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to offer telephone education programs for blood cancer patients and their caregivers. These programs, which require free registration, are both informative and intera...
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                                    Free Telephone Education Programs for Patients and Caregivers

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                                    • Private Messages

                                      Thank you to everyone who notified us about the spam you received through the private messages. We take spam seriously and worked to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, so you should no longer receive messages ...
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                                    • Resources for the Young Adult with Blood Cancer

                                      It was probably the last thing you expected, but here you are, a young adult with a cancer diagnosis that has taken center stage.   The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) wants to help you deal with the chall...
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                                      Resources for the Young Adult with Blood Cancer

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                                      • LLS-funded researcher Brian Druker receives the Lasker~DeBakey Award

                                        The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is proud to congratulate Dr. Brian Druker for receiving the prestigious 2009 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Dr. Druker, along with Dr. Nicholas Lydon and Dr. ...
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                                        LLS-funded researcher Brian Druker receives the Lasker~DeBakey Award

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