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A night of light for patients and families

For Alex and Valerie Mandarino, Light The Night – an annual fall event for Canadians affected by blood cancer – will have special significance this year. It was in November 2014 that Alex arrived home, in Brampton, Ont., from his classes at McMaster University in Hamilton with flu-like symptoms. His mother, Valerie, took him to a medical clinic where they were shocked to find out that he ha...

A new way to fight blood cancers

Groundbreaking gene therapy involves transfusing blood cells modified with a protein gene back to patient The development of a major new technology to treat blood cancers gave Dr. Brad Nelson – director of the BC Cancer Agency’s Deeley Research Centre – an idea.  According to Dr. Nelson – a cancer immunologist who is also a professor of biochemistry and microbiolo...

I'm Celebrating Life at a Higher Level

Game-changing advances in treatment options for leukemia patients The past 10 years of Jeannette Castillo’s life are testament to the research advances and new treatment options now available to fight blood cancers.  In 2007, after the August long weekend, the Calgary nutritionist and fitness enthusiast visited her family doctor because she was feeling fatigued and...

LLSC Awards Record Number of Grants for Blood Cancer Research

For immediate release Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada Awards Record Number of Grants for Blood Cancer Research TORONTO, September 8, 2017 – The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) awards an unprecedented 41 grants for blood cancer research in Canada this year totaling $3.8 million, setting a new record for the country’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers over ...

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