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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.

Excellence in Hematology/Oncology Nursing Recognized

LRF 2016 Nurses of the Year Mary Phelan Lappe, BSN, RN, OCN and Allison Parise, RN, BSN. (NORTHFIELD, Ill.) Mary Phelan Lappe, BSN, RN, OCN, from the University of Chicago Medical Center and Allison Parise, RN, BSN, from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s

Supporters Pack the Leukemia Research Foundation Awards Luncheon

More than 300 volunteers and supporters attended the 70th Annual Medical Awards Luncheon hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). Highlights from the event include acknowledgement of 1.2 million in medical research grants awarded to 12 scientists at institutions around the world. The

22nd Annual Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk Raises $100,000 in the Fight Against All Blood Cancers!

Photo Credit: Bill Richert Photography CHICAGO – More than 2,000 patients, survivors, sponsors and volunteers, gathered together on Thursday, June 16 in Grant Park at the 22nd Annual ABC 7 Gibbons 5K and 3K Walk to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). Nearly 70 teams participated in

Leukemia Research Foundation-funded Researcher Utilizes Nanobots for Groundbreaking Leukemia Treatment

Ido Bachelet, Ph.D. from Bar Ilan University in Israel, is conducting the first human clinical trial using nanobots to treat late stage leukemia. Learn more about this revolutionary method of treating cancer in these two articles.

Excellence in Hematology/Oncology Nursing Recognized

Toreend Enecio, RN, MSN, MHA, OCN from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Linda Rivard, RN, BSN, CPON from Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn , Ill. have been selected as the 2015 Nurses of the Year by the Northfield, Illinois-based Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). Toreend

LRF-funded Research Scientist Makes Discovery Concerning Rare Leukemia and HIV

NORTHFIELD, ILLINOIS A discovery concerning the connection between HIV and a rare blood cancer occurring primarily in children called Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) has been made through research funded in part by the Northfield, Illinois-based Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF). Ran Taube, Ph.D.

Clinical Trial Available for Children with Relapsed ALL

The University of Wisconsin Madison’s Carbone Cancer Center and American Family Children’s Hospital are part of a multi-site clinical trial testing a new immunotherapy to treat children with relapsed acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). The treatment involves using the patient’s own T-cells to find and