LLS Announces Research Grants Focused on Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Philanthropy News Digest | January 12, 2018

LLS Announces Research Grants Focused on Mantle Cell Lymphoma
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has announced a $5 million commitment from the Sarah Cannon Fund at the HCA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of HCA Healthcare, in support of research on treatments for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL).One of more than a hundred different types of lymphoma, MCL is a particularly aggressive blood cancer with a short remission to standard therapies and a median overall survival rate of between four and five years. The funding will support two multidisciplinary research teams — one at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and one at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California.

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