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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest, private organization dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma-and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families. The Society accomlishes these goals through a wide variety of programs.
Research-Since its establishment in 1949, the Society has awarded more than $200 million to research Patient Services-The Society sponsors a growing array of services designed to provide education on blood-related cancers and support patients from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. Professional Education- the latest research and treatment advances are shared by the Society's full team of medical professionals through medical symposia, educational events and printed materials. Advocacy-The Society's advocacy program goals are to promote increased federal funding of biomedical research and to influence healthcare reform issues including ready access to quality cancer care and insurance coverage of patient care costs in clinical trials. Community Service Chapters provide free resource materials, programs and support groups for patients and their families. They foster two-way communications between patients and social service agencies, treatment facilities and other community resources.