A $50 Million Initiative to Fuel the Next Generation of Cancer Research for Generations to Come

Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to find cures, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is marking the occasion with a reinvigorated focus on helping children with cancer live better, longer lives. LLS announced today it has more than doubled its funding of research focused specifically on childhood blood cancers, adding 20 new research grants valued at more than $13.8 million to its research portfolio in 2019.  With these new grants, LLS now has committed…

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Is Driving Progress To Ease The Pain Of High Cancer Care Costs For Patients

The cost of cancer care continues to rise at an alarming rate and is projected to reach $173 billion by 2020, a 39 percent increase from a decade ago. A growing portion of these costs are being shifted to patients. As a result, some patients are delaying or even forgoing potentially lifesaving cancer treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) calls on key healthcare stakeholders to make changes that would help offset these costs. While some important progress has been made to improve patients’ access to affordable, high-quality and stable…

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