LLS Offers Free Event for Cancer Patients, Survivors, Caregivers

Latest breakthroughs in cancer research adn tratments, as well as quality of life issues facing patients and their families to be covered at the Tri-State Chapter's annual blood cancer conference.
Jan. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- The Tri-State/Southern Ohio Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to present a free informational conference for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.  The conference, “New Paths to Treatment and Hope for Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma” will cover the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatments, as announced at the 2011 conference of the American Society of Hematology.  The event will be held 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Great Wolf Lodge at King’s Island Convention Center in Mason, OH.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided and special room rates are available at the lodge for out-of-town guests.

Dr. Deborah Banker, the Vice President of Research Communications for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be this year’s keynote speaker.  Dr. Banker has earned degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, and University of Rochester in New York. She did her post-doctoral training at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Dr. Banker’s roles at LLS include educating staff and volunteers, the public, the media and the scientific community about LLS research initiatives and advances, helping to develop new research initiatives and helping to advocate for policies that are supportive of critical biomedical research and optimal patient access to life-saving treatments.

Conference guests will have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions to correspond to a specific cancer diagnosis of their choice, as well as several issues affecting the quality of life for patients, their families and caregivers.  Sessions covering the following diagnosis: Childhood Diagnoses, Adult AML & ALL, CLL & SLL, CML, Myeloma, Aggressive Lymphomas, Indolent Lymphomas and Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and the following quality of life issues: Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes, Coping with Chemo Brain, Cultivating our Spiritual Strengths, Current Trend in Cancer Nutrition, What YOU Can Do About Your Pain, Surviving and Thriving, Living from Day to Day, Cancer and the Law, Complementary Medicine, Paths to School Success for Children with Cancer, Providing Psychosocial Support to Patients and Families in a Pediatric Hospital Setting, and Exercise for Cancer Patients will be covered.

Anyone interested in attending this free event should visit www.lls.org/soh/ash or call Jackie Personett at 513-698-2424 or 1-866-671-2873, ext. 2424.  

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ®  (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  

The Tri-State Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society encompasses a geographic area of 26 counties serving Greater Cincinnati, Southeastern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and the Miami Valley as well as southeastern Ohio.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.

For more information about blood cancer, visit www.LLS.org or call the Society’s Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master's level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.
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