LLS Offers Free Event for Cancer Patients, Survivors, Caregivers

LLS Offers Free Event for Cancer Patients, Survivors, Caregivers

February 2, 2011- Cincinnati, OH – The Tri-State/Southern Ohio Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to present a free informational conference for cancer patients, their families and caregivers. The conference, “New Paths to Treatment and Hope for Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma” will cover the latest breakthroughs in cancer treatments, as announced at the 2010 American Society of Hematology Conference. The event will be held 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Great Wolf Lodge at King’s Island Convention Center in Mason, OH. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and special room rates are available at the lodge for out-of-town guests.

Two keynote sessions will coincide with breakfast and lunch. The morning speaker will be Franklin O. Smith, MD, Director of Hematology/Oncology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center and a Professor of Pediatrics, with Tenure at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. He also holds the Marjory J. Johnson Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. The luncheon speaker is slated to be Andrew Schorr, leukemia survivor, patient advocate and founder of PatientPower.info.

Conference guests will have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions to correspond to a specific cancer diagnosis of their choice, as well as several issues affecting the quality of life for patients, their families and caregivers. Sessions covering the following diagnosis: Childhood Diagnoses, Adult AML & ALL, CLL & SLL, CML, Myeloma, Aggressive Lymphomas, Indolent Lymphomas and Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and the following quality of life issues: the Power of Plant Foods, Complementary Medicine, Pain Management, The New “Normal”, A Caregiver’s Toolkit, Pediatric Psychosocial Support and Intimacy Issues will be covered.

Anyone interested in attending this free event should visit http://www.lls.org/soh/ash or call Jackie Personett at 513-698-2424 or 1-866-671-2873.

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, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

The Tri-State Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society encompasses a geographic area of 26 counties serving Greater Cincinnati, Southeastern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and the Miami Valley as well as southeastern Ohio.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit http://www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. http://www.lls.org.

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