Chicago -- March 13, 2009
The Leukemia Research Foundation, in cooperation with Loyola University Health System, National Marrow Donor Program and The Coleman Foundation, invites patients and caregivers seeking information on treatment options for leukemia, lymphoma, MDS and other blood cancers to a free conference Saturday, May 2, 2009.
The conference is an informational and educational program specifically designed for blood cancer patients and their families, to provide background on the various types of treatments available for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.
Expert speakers representing NMDP and some of the most prominent transplant centers in the United States such as the University of Chicago Medical Center, Loyola University Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, and Northwestern University's Lurie Cancer Center present their detailed data, trends, and insights at this forum. The program includes six informational sessions, an "Ask the Expert" segment and luncheon panel discussions featuring transplant patients and caregivers.
Dr. Willis Navarro, NMDP Medical Director, transplant services will be speaking on "Trends in Unrelated Transplantations & Strategies for Treating Under-Represented & Minority Populations."
For a schedule of sessions, registration and information, visit http://www.leukemia-research.org/Page.aspx?pid=420