September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month: Join Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation in raising awareness about lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. We have a limited number of copies of "Battling and Beating Cancer - The Cancer Survival Book" available for blood cancer patients at no charge on World Lymphoma Awareness Day (September 15). We thank everyone for helping us raise awareness and providing important information about blood cancer. Special thanks to Jay Leno, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Bill O'Reilly, Dennis Miller, Lionel Richie, David Kaplan, Chris Isaak, Stan Bowman, and Trish Bionco.
The 2013 Season of Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's Battling and Beating Cancer Television Show:This season's episodes include Dr. Gregory discussing lymphoma and leukemia developments, new treatments, and news from ASH, Dr. Gordon and Dr. Thaxton discussing their exciting golden nanoparticle research breakthrough, Dr. Cunningham on helping children with lymphoma and leukemia, and one of the most influential cancer researchers of all time Dr. Janet Rowley! Airing Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV Channel 21 in Chicago and streaming live worldwide by clicking the CAN TV logo to the right.
From Chromosomes To Cures: The Lifesaving Cancer Research Of Dr. Janet Rowley
Theresa's Leukemia Story
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation Expands Medical Advisory Council
We are pleased to welcome Sonali M. Smith, MD to Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's Medical Advisory Council (MAC). Soni is Director of the Lymphoma Program at the University of Chicago. She is an experienced physician and gifted researcher who applies her talents on a daily basis for the benefit of people impacted by blood cancer.
We also welcome John Cunningham, MD to the Medical Advisory Council. Dr. Cunningham is Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Director of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at the University of Chicago. Dr. Cunningham is an internationally renowned expert in childhood cancers and blood diseases. Click on the picture to the left to learn more about children with lymphoma and Dr. Cunnigham's important work.
More Than 30,000 World-Wide Participated In Our Follicular Lymphoma Patient Educational Symposium
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation, commemorated World Lymphoma Awareness Day by hosting “Follicular Lymphoma: On the Road to Cure” Educational Symposium on September 15th at Rush University Cancer Center and Rush University Medical Center. The educational symposium, chaired by Dr. Stephanie Gregory, originated from Chicago and featured seven world leading lymphoma experts. Presentations and panel discussions covered the follicular lymphoma waterfront – providing basic and advanced information about the disease as well as current treatment options and novel and emerging treatments. Patients’ probing questions received insightful and detailed responses from the faculty. Participants received a comprehensive set of written materials on follicular lymphoma.
More than 30,000 people from all over the world participated remotely by web, computer, social media, and mobile applications and by listening to the live broadcast on the Battling and Beating Cancer Radio Show on the Blog Talk Radio Network.
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Dina Bair And WGN Help Us Raise Awareness
All these children in this video had/have Leukemia or Lymphoma:
Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adolescents. As a group, leukemias account for about 30% of all childhood cancers. Lymphoma is the third most common cancer in children.
Congratulations To Leukemia Survivor Sasha Edwards For Winning A Jefferson Award. Click her Picture to learn more.
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's Faces Funding Research Blood Cancer Research Grants:
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's Faces Funding Research grant program funds impactful research with leading researchers committed to developing more effective, less toxic treatments and otherwise using medical science to help people impacted by blood cancer. Consistent with Charlene's vision, we believe that it is important to highlight the people working to fund research and in who's honor or memory research is being funded. Please take a look at some of the Faces Funding Research.
The Samantha Lask Research Grant:
Samantha Lask raised money for blood cancer research at the "Out for Blood" Bike Ride in the memory of her poppi.
The James Cunningham Research Grant:
James Cunningham, a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, raised money for research by running in the Bank of America Chicago
Their efforts resulted in grants for Micro RNA and Primary CNS lymphoma. Way to go Samantha and James!
The Paul Falconio Memorial Research Grant is funding research for Small Cell Lymphoma:
The Paul Falconio Memorial Research Grant is funding research for Small Cell Lymphoma and the Bonnie Chelin Memorial Research Grant is funding research for Acute Myeloid Leukemia with the extraordinary researchers at the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy at Rush University Medical Center. Learn more about these remarkable people by clicking on the photos to the left.
The Bonnie Chelin Memorial Research Grant is funding research for Acute Myeloid Leukemia:
Chicago Blackhawks VP/GM Stan Bowman Joins Us On The Superhighway To Curing Cancer! Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that Stan Bowman, Vice President and General Manager of the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, has joined us on the super highway to curing cancer.Mr. Bowman originally joined the Blackhawks in 2001, serving for four seasons as special assistant to the general manager before being promoted to director of hockey operations, then assistant general manager of hockey operations before being appointed to his current position.Mr. Bowman played an integral part in acquiring the talent that brought the Stanley Cup to Chicago in 2010, including the signings of Marian Hossa, Tomas Kopecky, Brian Campbell, and Patrick Sharp.Mr. Bowman was named to Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40” Class of 2010. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with degrees in finance and computer applications. The father of two sons, Mr. Bowman was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2007 at age 33.A treatment plan put the cancer in a brief remission, but it returned 10 months later.Mr. Bowman was required to endure a stem-cell transplant.Mr. Bowman is a wonderful man and we are very pleased that he will lend his commitment, strength, integrity, and vision to curing blood cancer.
Stan Bowman, VP/GM, Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks
View Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's Patient Power Player:Patient Power is the U.S. leader in online and radio talk shows for patients.Its more than 2,000 live and on-demand programs feature leading medical experts, inspiring patients, unforgettable stories and actionable medical guidance on most of the most serious health concerns.By combining Patient Power’s programming with Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation’s “Battling And Beating Cancer” radio and television programming, patients impacted by lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma can truly be powerful patients! Visit our patient power player for updated information on lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma, including videos from ASH 2012.
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Welcome to Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's "Out For Blood Bike Ride"
Click here Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. during the season for the Battling and Beating Cancer Television Show
What is Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation doing for World Cancer Day
Thanks To Everyone Who Participated In The Out For Blood Bike Ride!
Donate and Participate, You Can Make A Difference! Together We Will Find A Cure And Help People Battling Blood Cancer!
Watch Past Episodes Of Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's Battling & Beating Cancer Show:Learnmore about our radio program and television series and watch episodes and specials on demand on our website, Blog Talk Radio Show Page and our You Tube channel.
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation's Battling And Beating Cancer Radio Show Hosted The First International Radio/Internet Lymphoma Forum To Commemorate World Wide Lymphoma Awareness Day. Click The Blog Talk Radio Link Above For Details.
Learn more about RIT by listening to a special Battling and Beating Cancer Radio Show on RIT with one of the pioneers of RIT, Dr. Mark Kaminski. [Click Here]
NIH/NCI Cancer Research Funding: Thanks to all of the Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation advocates that have been engaged in the efforts to increase federal funding for cancer research!
Follicular Lymphoma Vaccine: Visit our advocacy page to see what you can do to make a promising vaccine for follicular lymphoma with other potential uses available to patients.
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James Cunningham To Run In 2013 Chicago Marathon To Raise Money And Awareness For Blood Cancer Research!
James will go the distance to support blood cancer research and education. Join Jim or support him.
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Join Us For Important & Timely Information On The "Battling & Beating Cancer" Radio Show:
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The Second Edition of "Battling And Beating Cancer - The Cancer Survivor Book" is Now Available (Hard Cover, Soft Cover, & E Book)
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Join Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation On The Superhighway To Curing Cancer:There are many ways that you can participate and contribute to curing lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. Investment in cogent research has produced tangible benefits and saved many lives. Why do we believe blood cancer research is the superhighway to curing cancer? [Read more]