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Graft versus cancer effect

With an allogeneic stem cell transplant, the donated stem cells make immune cells that are not totally "matched" with the patient's cells. For this reason, the donor immune cells may recognize the patient's cancer cells as foreign and kills them.

Winnipeg Blood Drive

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is teaming up with Canadian Blood Services to host blood drives across Canada. LLSC staff and volunteers will be onsite to thank donors and provide information on upcoming LLSC events. To book an appointment to donate blood with us, please contact Canadian Blood Services at 1-888-2-DONATE.

 

 

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Arianna

Hi, my name is Arianna Silla and in the summer of 2020 I blew out 23 candles and wished for my health. On May 1st, after a very long month leading up to my final exams, my first lump appeared on my neck. Little did I know my life was about to change forever. For weeks I didn’t think much of it, many believed that I was in denial. Looking back at the series of events that unfolded, I definitely was. Over the course of 2 months I did a series of tests, scans and surgeries which ultimately l ...

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Jane and Russell Meyer

Cancer, in all it’s ugly forms, has significantly impacted both Jane and Russell’s families. “We have lost too many people we love to this terrible disease, including two family members diagnosed with lymphoma.”

Five years ago, Russell became involved with Team in Training as he was preparing for his first half marathon. Since then, he has completed 31 half marathons and numerous five and 10 km events, many in support of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). “We did ...

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Graft versus cancer effect

With an allogeneic stem cell transplant, the donated stem cells make immune cells that are not totally "matched" with the patient's cells. For this reason, the donor immune cells may recognize the patient's cancer cells as foreign and kills them.