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CML Support Groups: Members of the CML Advocates Network

The CML Advocates Network connects patient organisations supporting patients and families affected with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

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Canada: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

CONTACT INFORMATION:

804-2 Lansing Square
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 4P8
Canada

Telephone: +1 (416) 661-9541
Fax: +1 (416) 661-7799
http://www.lls.org/canada

KEY CONTACT:

Lucy Di Carlo, National Manager - Patient Education and Support

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:

A non-profit organisation that raises funds to support patient services, research and education for Canadian patients, families and health professionals. Focused on blood cancers.

ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

  • Our four Canadian Chapters have a patient Services Manager, whose role is
  • assist patients, upon diagnosis, with essential information
  • hold regular patient/family support groups
  • link newly diagnosed patients with a survivor
  • present educational seminars
  • link patients with healthcare professionals, as needed

KEY INITIATIVES:

  • Fundraise to support our structure and programs
  • Review and fund best research grants in blood cancers in Canada
  • Patient service programs (as stated above)
  • Fund the new "Therapy Acceleration Program" in partnership with biotechnology sector and clinical trial sites
  • Support studentships for blood cancer research projects at Canadian medical schools

NUMBER OF MEMBERS:

250-300 (July 2008)


 
   
 

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