THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY PRESENTATION AT CDC-HEMATOLOGIC CANCER ANNUAL MEETING

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THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY PRESENTATION AT CDC-HEMATOLOGIC CANCER ANNUAL MEETING MAY 16, 2008 ATLANTA, GEORGIA. OUR MISSION. Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. PATIENT SERVICES. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>THE LEUKEMIA &amp; LYMPHOMA SOCIETY</p><p>PRESENTATION AT CDC-HEMATOLOGIC CANCER ANNUAL MEETINGMAY 16, 2008 ATLANTA, GEORGIA</p></li><li><p>OUR MISSIONCure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families</p></li><li><p>PATIENT SERVICESFamily Support Group (9,500 participants)The Trish Greene Back to SchoolPatient Financial Aid (16,958 recipients )First Connection/Ambassador ( 7,400 matches)Chapter education programs (reached 46,000 patients and caregivers)National Teleconferences and Web casts (447,166 participants)</p><p>Co-Pay Program (over $2 million since January 2008)</p></li><li><p>GOAL 1:1. Address the disparities in patient access to cancer clinical trials</p><p> Cancer Clinical Trials and the Underserved: Community Based Strategies</p></li><li><p>ONS SYMPOSIUM-MAY 2008</p></li><li><p>GOAL 22. Address the cultural gaps for Hispanic Patients and other underserved patients in removing barriers to cancer care</p><p>Pilot developed with Chapters in 7 sites:HoustonAtlantaNew York CityChicagoMiamiSan DiegoOrange County</p></li><li><p>Goal 2 continuedChapters received intensive cultural competency training and support from the Intercultural Cancer Council.Collaboration meetings with Community Based Groups were held in each pilot community.Community support in the form of programs and services planned with CBOs.</p></li><li><p>Goal 2 continuedCancer Fact Sheet on Blood Cancers Among Minorities and the Underserved Developed.</p><p>Training and participation at the 11th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved and Cancer.</p></li><li><p>Goal 33. Provide proactive patient navigation for blood cancer patients--Information Resource Center proactively navigates patients with need of immediate and on-going support.--Provides crisis intervention, referral to clinical trials and long term strategies for living with blood cancers.</p></li></ul>

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