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CAR T-cell therapy now available in Quebec

Children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and adults with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (BCGLD) who have not responded to standard treatments will be able to take advantage of CAR T-Cell Therapy. Two facilities offer this treatment: the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center (CHU Sainte-Justine), for children, and the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR) of the CIUSSS Eas...

National Leukemia Conference 2019

VANCOUVER, BC (November 9, 2019) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) will bring together leading experts, patients and survivors on Saturday, November 9th during a day-long conference. The National Leukemia Conference – first of its kind in Canada – will showcase the breadth and excellence of Canadian blood cancer research, and enhance patient involvement and education.   “Leukem...

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...