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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA's Approval of Ibrutinib for Certain Patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Date:11/13/2013

of the Ohio State University, is a world-renowned CLL expert who leads an LLS-funded research team that has been instrumental in advancing ibrutinib. Other LLS-funded researchers, including Jonathan Friedberg, M.D., of University of Rochester and Jennifer Brown, M.D., Ph.D., of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have also played important roles in clinical trials for ibrutinib.

LLS also helped advance another BTK inhibitor, CC-292 (formerly AVL-292), which showed encouraging activity in an early trial for CLL and lymphoma patients, and is now being tested in combination therapies. LLS partnered with Avila Therapeutics through LLS's Therapy Acceleration Program, from March 2010 until Celgene Corporation acquired Avila in January 2012, bringing critical capital and commercialization expertise to the development of this promising agent.

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, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds livesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access o quality, affordable, coordinated care.

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. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Contact: Andrea Greif
914-821-8958
andrea.greif@lls.org


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