Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Quest for Cures update


Light the NightBy Brittany Shoots-Reinhard

Last year, secular humanist and atheist groups around the US and Canada helped raise more than $430,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, we’re hoping to raise $500,000 with the help of a matching grant from Todd Stiefel and his family.

LLS directly funds quite a bit of cancer research; their newest program is the Quest for Cures. Through this program, research teams can submit proposals that address understanding why current treatments fail, identifying new therapeutic targets, and developing new treatment methods.

Recently, LLS has partnered with Valor Biotherapeutics and ImmunGene to develop a new treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. NHL is a common, but highly diverse, form of cancer. Many patients are resistant to standard treatment. LLS is committing $6 million to test a particular fusion protein (IGN002) that appears to be a promising drug candidate for these patients.

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