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Cancer Vaccines - Dr. Claude Perrault

Dr. Claude Perreault and his team of researchers at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Universite de Montreal’s cancer research institute, have shown how a vaccine could work to fight several types of cancers, including leukemia.    The goal of cancer vaccine therapy is to boost the immune system so that it&nbs...

Fighting for funding

Stephen Saunders (centre) with his four children (left to right): Calder, Hailey, Payson and Regan. Saunders went to Boston for CAR T-cell therapy, which wasn’t yet available in Nova Scotia. (Photo courtesy of Hailey MacDonald)   Stephen Saunders didn’t have a lot of time left. A couple of months, his doctors said. But Saunders wasn’t going to go gently into that good night. He was going to Bo...

Olympian Max Parrot to join 15th annual Light The Night Walk across Canada

TORONTO – September 27, 2019 – Max Parrot, professional snowboarder and 2018 Olympic Games silver medalist will join more than 35,000 Canadians expected to take part in the annual nation-wide flagship event hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). At Light The Night Walk, participants in 12 cities will walk in solidarity to show their support for more than 128,000 Canadians affected by bloo...

The impact of living with a chronic blood cancer

Danielle Hugo received life-changing news in 2008. The 53-year-old was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a chronic blood cancer. Since then, she has endured numerous rounds of chemotherapy as well as a stem-cell transplant in an effort to treat her cancer. It’s taken a toll on her health, increased her stress and reduced her bank account. “My treatments are buying me time and prolonging my l...

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