publication date: Sep. 6, 2019
LLS announces $50 million initiative for pediatric blood cancer research
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced that it has more than doubled its funding of research focused specifically on childhood blood cancers, adding 20 new research grants valued at more than $13.8 million to its research portfolio in 2019.
With these new grants, LLS now has committed more than $25 million over a five-year period to change fundamentally how children with blood cancers are treated. Further, LLS also supports grants that are relevant to adolescent and young adult cancer patients.
The new pediatric grants are part of The LLS Children’s Initiative, a $50 million comprehensive attack on children’s cancer from every angle, from new research investment to advance novel therapies and bolster clinical trials, to enhanced services and support for children and their families, to renewed policy efforts. LLS is also planning an unprecedented global precision medicine clinical trial for children with acute leukemia as part of the initiative.
Additional information about the LLS new research grants is posted here.
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