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Research Programs

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's (LLSC's) research programs, along with the US (LLS), are creating tomorrow's treatments and laying the groundwork for the ultimate cures. We fund research across the continuum, from basic research through clinical trials, from bench to bedside. To date, we have invested more than $1 billion in research to advance therapies and save lives. Research grants have funded many of today's most promising advances, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies and some of the therapies first approved for blood cancer patients are now helping patients with other types of cancers and other serious diseases.

Thanks to research and access to better treatments, survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since 1960.

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Grants

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Academic Grants

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's (LLSC's) academic grants support and encourage basic and translational leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma research. LLSC investigators are outstanding scientists at the forefront of leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma research at centres throughout Canada. We award academic grants for studies that range from basic blood cancer resear...

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Scientific Review Panel

The Scientific Review Panel is responsible for the evaluation of research grant applications. It consists of experienced researchers and clinicians who convene to discuss and rank applications based on rigorous criteria. Each member of the panel is carefully selected by the LLSC, in consultation with the appointed Chair, with varying expertise on blood cancer types and pose no conflict with the applicants. Once the a...

Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

The role of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee is to advise the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Board of Directors on a range of issues, including periodically reviewing the organization’s medical affairs and providing guidance to the research grant process. The committee is comprised of leading experts in their fields who volunteer their time to the LLSC and receive no compensation for t...