A monthly video conference series about how you and LLS are advancing blood cancer research in the quest for cures.
With hosts Drs. Lou DeGennaro, Gwen Nichols and Lee Greenberger
Blood Cancer Prevention & Survivorship
November 17 at 1:00PM (ET)
As part of our mission to support blood cancer patients, LLS’s research agenda includes a profound commitment to cancer prevention and long-term survivorship. We welcome LLS-funded experts to discuss vital efforts underway to diagnose cancer earlier and with more precision, so that treatment strategies preserve long-term quality of life, and even prevent cancer from developing.
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH (University of Alabama at Birmingham) has dedicated her career to studying and improving the long-term health and wellbeing of cancer survivors. Her research has also focused on understanding the causes of disparity in cancer outcomes and developing interventions to reduce them.
Grant Challen, PhD (Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis) is focused on understanding the complex genetic factors and mutations that play a role in blood cancers,and identifying and targeting them before cancer develops. He seeks to reduce the chance of an “at risk” but otherwise healthy individual progressing to blood cancer.
Areej El Jawahri, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital) specializes in the care of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant and researches outcomes and patient-centered decision-making to improve quality of life. A Career Development Program grant from LLS is funding her work to address sexual health challenges in transplant survivors.
October 2020: LLS's Venture Philanthropy Model for Accelerating Promising Therapies (video here)
September 2020: The Remarkable Promise of Immunotherapy (video here)
August 2020: Research at the Intersection of COVID-19 and Blood Cancer (video here)
July 2020: A Panel Discussion on the Career Development Program (video here)