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 Research, hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) at Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook, Ill. on Wednesday, May 3. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the latest progress in the pursuit of the causes and cures for leukemia from Nancy Zeleznik-Le, Ph.D.
Doctor Zeleznik-Le is a Hematology/Oncology Professor and Interim Co-Director of the Oncology Research Institute at Loyola University Medical Center. She presented information and insights about leukemia research including mixed lineage leukemia (MLL), which she is currently conducting at Loyola, as well as touched on acute and chronic leukemias, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
The program was made possible in part by the David Wortman Memorial Fund. David’s mother Mae Wortman and JoAnne Wortman, David’s widow, attended. David lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia in July, 2000.
The next LRF patient education program will be held on Saturday, May 20. The Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference will offer presentations by top experts in the field of hematology/oncology and is free to attend. Information on Conference topics and registration is available on the LRF website at www.allbloodcancers.org/treatment-options-conference.
About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)
The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Northfield, Ill., is dedicated to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The LRF is dedicated to conquering ALL blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 70 years, thousands of volunteers and 24 chapters have helped the LRF raise more than $70 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families.
Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.allbloodcancers.org, or by calling 847.424.0600.
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