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The next frontier for blood cancers research

Blood cancer treatments have come a long way since the 1950s and scientific advancements continue because of research funded by organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. From next-generation gene sequencing to the study of biomarkers that affect brain development, innovative research continues to advance the understanding of blood cancers and open the door to novel therapies for these cance...

Why some people choose not to tell family, friends they have a blood cancer

While people with chronic blood cancers can appear healthy, comments such as ‘You look great!’ can be unhelpful and dissuade them from disclosing their disease with others. Only a few people in Stacy’s life know about and fully understand her diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Her husband, co-workers, a few close friends and her extended family members know she has this chronic form of blood cancer...

Canadian Olympian Max Parrot aims for new heights after blood cancer recovery

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot had a secret weapon when it came to training for the X Games in Norway last month: his high-energy Australian shepherd, Loup, who just loves to run. “He actually helps me do more mountain biking because he loves running, so we go up and down the mountain,” said Parrot, who won a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The 25-year-old from Bromont, Que., was diagnosed with H...

Marking Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Toronto, Ontario (September 3, 2019) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) kicked off Blood Cancer Awareness Month and announced today it will invest over $4 million in research projects that take on the toughest challenges in blood cancer. “We want to leave no stones unturned when it comes to finding cures,” said Alicia Talarico, LLSC president. “Our goal is to support scientists who...