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Alicia Talarico appointed President of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Strategic leader and long-time LLSC staff sets her sights on bringing blood cancers out of obscurity. MONTREAL, December 6, 2017 – The board of directors of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, the nation’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Talarico as President. Talarico has dedicated her career to helping people. She join...

Annual UFCW Canada Recognition Day

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada celebrates remarkable contributions from UFCW Canada on its annual recognition day December 4, 2017 – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is honouring its longest standing philanthropic partner, UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers of Canada union) for the significant support the organization and its members have demonstrated over the last thr...

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...