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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Fund Research Focused on Long-Term and Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
Date:9/14/2009

initiative is being led by Anna T. Meadows, M.D., medical director of the Cancer Survivorship and Living Well After Cancer Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Meadows is an internationally recognized pioneer in late effects research; she helped quantify the serious consequences of high-dose radiation and eliminate it from curative treatments for most children with leukemia and lymphoma.

"We must find the answers and test them as soon as possible," says Dr. Meadows. "We must be determined and courageous -- funders, researchers, and patients alike -- because survival is just the first part of the struggle to cure cancer; the quality of that survival matters."

To learn more about the LLS Quality of Life Funding Initiative, visit http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/graphics/National/QualityofLifeResearchFundingOpportunity.pdf

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(R) (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.

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.

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