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23rd Annual ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk Generates $100,000 to Benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation

Nearly 2,000 runners, walkers, volunteers, and survivors of blood cancers beat the heat on Thursday, June 15 to participate in the 23rd Annual ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk in Chicago’s Grant Park to benefit the Northfield, Ill.-based Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). The run start was

Killing Leukemia Stem Cells with Natural Compounds

Funded by the LRF in 2015-2016, Paul A. Spagnuolo, Ph.D. is currently researching how a compound found in avocado pits can kill leukemia stem cells. Dr. Spagnuolo just received a 100,000 from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research to continue studying the compound as a possible treatment for

Update on Leukemia Research Shared at Road to a Cure

Dr. Nancy Zeleznik-Le from Loyola University Medical Center describes the workings of leukemia at Road to a Cure: The Latest Developments in Blood Cancer Research. Nearly 100 people attended Road to a Cure: The Latest Developments in Blood Cancer

Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference

Hematologists/oncologists will provide information on leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF), in cooperation with Loyola University Health System and the National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match, will host a FREE conference on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

“Road to a Cure” The Latest Developments in Blood Cancer Research

The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) is proud to present, with the Cancer Wellness Center, "Road to a Cure" The Latest Developments in Blood Cancer Research, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Dr. Nancy Zeleznik-Le (right), Hematology/Oncology Professor and Interim

Leukemia Research Foundation Earns Top National Rating for Second Time

The Leukemia Research Foundation proudly announces it has once again earned the coveted “Four Star Charity” rating from Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating from America’s largest national independent charity evaluator. The Leukemia Research Foundation had also achieved the top rating in

Registration Now Open – 23rd Annual ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk

Shake off the cold and help the Leukemia Research Foundation find a cure for all blood cancers. Break out of cabin fever and help the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) fund research and support patients living with a blood cancer diagnosis by registering for the 23rd Annual ABC 7 Gibbons 5K

LRF Medical Advisory Board Chair Wins Stritch Medal

Congratulations to Dr. Patrick Stiff, Chairman of the Leukemia Research Foundation’s (LRF) Medical Advisory Board, on receiving the Stritch Medal, the highest honor given by the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a Loyola graduate or

Discovery to Aid in Treatment of Infant ALL

Michael Thirman, M.D., former Chairman and current member of the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) Medical Advisory Board, leads a team of researchers that has just made a significant discovery concerning the most common form of infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Dr. Thirman, Associate

Annual Town Hall Meeting for Blood Cancer Patients

Bring your questions regarding leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and myelodysplastic syndromes, to the Leukemia Research Foundation’s Annual Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Skokie Banquet & Conference Center, 5300 W.