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. The Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference is an educational program specifically designed for blood cancer patients and their families. Attendees will learn more about their disease, current treatment options and emerging therapies; as well as have a chance to participate in a question & answer session with the presenters. The program will be held at the Skokie Conference Center at Holiday Inn, 5300 West Touhy Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Parking, continental breakfast and lunch are provided, free of charge. Online registration is available, click here:


8:15 - 8:35
Molecular Typing for Leukemias & Lymphomas – Aid in Therapies?
Dr. Irum Khan
University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center

8:40 - 9:00
Update of Approaches for Unrelated Transplants
Dr. Stephanie Tsai
Loyola University Medical Center

9:05 - 9:25
New Approaches for Transplant Patients
Dr. Linda Burns
National Marrow Donor Program/Be The Match

9:40 - 10:00
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Treatment Strategies
Dr. Parameswaran Venugopal
Rush University Medical Center

10:05 - 10:25
New Pipeline Therapies for Leukemia
Dr. Melissa Larson
Rush University Medical Center

10:30 - 10:50
Multiple Myeloma Update
Dr. Tulio Rodriguez
Advocate Health Care

10:55 - 11:25
Vaccines and Immune Cell Therapy for Leukemia and Lymphoma
Dr. Patrick Stiff
Loyola University Medical Center

11:40 - 12:45
Physician Panel: Ask the Experts (During Lunch)

For information and registration, click here or call 847.424.0600.

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