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News Releases & Statements

News Releases & Statements

LLS Encouraged by Progress in Congress on Policies That Support Patients

Rye Brook, N.Y., Sept. 17, 2021—The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society thanks members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee who voted to take critical steps to reduce barriers to care and increase affordability for many of the nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. living with blood cancer. These crucial reforms will ensure more people can get the treatment they need at the moment they need it.  

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LLS Statement on Federal Vaccination Strategy

(Rye Brook, NY, Sept. 10, 2021) — Our top priority is — and always has been — the safety of blood cancer patients and survivors. We know that they are at increased risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19. However, up to 1 in 4 blood cancer patients won’t produce COVID-19 antibodies after vaccination, making it even more important for those around them to be vaccinated. 

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New Study Shows Most Blood Cancer Patients Benefit from an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

Immune suppressing treatments-an essential component of many patient's cancer care-can blunt vaccine immune response

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Every 180 Seconds, Someone in the U.S. is Diagnosed with a Blood Cancer; it’s Time to Make an Impact Together

(Rye Brook, NY, Sept. 1, 2021) — September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to remind the public that every 180 seconds, someone in the U.S. has their life turned upside down by a blood cancer diagnosis. Read More

New COVID-19 Staff Safety Policies at LLS

The following memo from Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), was shared with LLS staff on Tuesday, 8/17. The email has been edited to remove internal links.

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FDA APPROVES NEW TREATMENT OPTION FOR PATIENTS WITH RELAPSED OR REFRACTORY LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved loncastuximab tesirine-lpyl (ZYNLONTA) to treat adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) large B-cell lymphoma  after two or more earlier treatments with systemic therapy including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and high-grade B-cell lymphoma.

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LLS Urges Blood Cancer Patients to get Vaccinated as its National Patient Registry Enters Next Phase in COVID-19 Vaccine Studies

Rye Brook, N.Y., July 15, 2021—The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) began recruitment this week for a new study evaluating T-cell immune response to COVID-19 vaccine among people with a current or past diagnosis of blood cancer. This invitation-only follow-up study will include a sub-set of participants from a larger LLS study examining COVID-19 spike antibody response to vaccination. Read More

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