MAYWOOD, IL – (April 16, 2015) Loyola University Health System is among the sponsors of the Leukemia Research Foundation’s May 16 conference for blood cancer patients and their families.
The Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference is a free educational program for patients and families dealing with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Attendees will learn more about their disease, current treatment options and emerging therapies; and can participate in question-and-answer sessions with presenters.
Among the speakers are Loyola oncologists Patrick Stiff, MD and Tulio Rodriguez, MD. Dr. Stiff will open the conference and give a presentation on T-cell therapies and vaccines. Dr. Rodriguez will present a session on advances in bone marrow transplantation.
The conference will be held at Belvedere Events & Banquets, 1170 W. Devon Ave., Elk Grove Village, Ill., from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Parking, continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge. Online registration is available through the Leukemia Research Foundation website.
The Treatment Options for Blood Cancer Patients Conference is made possible through the support of Loyola University Health System, Be The Match, Amgen, The Coleman Foundation, Diplomat, Genentech, Gilead, Rush University Medical Center, Takeda Oncology and Teva Oncology.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.allbloodcancers.org/treatment-options-conference or call (847) 424-0600.
About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)
The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Northfield, Ill., is dedicated to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The LRF is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 69 years, thousands of volunteers and 24 chapters have helped the LRF raise more than $60 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families.
Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.allbloodcancers.org, or by calling 847-424-0600.