Today is World Cancer Day, a day when humanity rallies together across borders and oceans to unite in the fight against cancer. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is leading the way. For us, World Cancer Day is a day of action. We act because adequate funding for research CAN put cures within reach.
The Cancer Moonshot Initiative officially just kicked off on Monday! This historic project aims to end these diseases once and for all. Just as Americans came together to put astronauts on the moon, we must be bold to push beyond the boundaries that have stood in the way of cures.
If you want to be part of this effort, the first step is telling your story – to make sure our leaders in Washington understand the many burdens of cancer: emotional, financial, spiritual, and physical. Join the moonshotmission to find cancer cures! Tell Washington how cancer has touched your life and your loved ones. By taking action today, you're standing with the millions of patients, families, and researchers in the search for cures and treatments to alleviate the suffering cancer brings upon us. Cancer is personal, and with your help, we can advocate for the changes that will improve the lives of the people we hold most dear.
LLS is pioneering cutting-edge precision therapies. The science of immunotherapies presents a paradigm shift that has forever changed the landscape of cancer care. Using a patient’s own immune system to kill cancer, providers can work with a patient’s genetics and lifestyle to develop a personalized therapeutic plan. You can learn more about how LLS identifies and supports promising researchers here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU8iruhryTs
Today, we celebrate the researchers, providers, survivors, caregivers, and supporters in our international oncology community. We here at LLS recognize that there is a shared experience and sense of solidarity among everyone affected by cancer. On September 9 and 10th, LLS North Texas will be hosting a Cancer Expo to highlight health, wellness, and support resources for everyone in our community. Please save the date and plan to attend! More information on vendors and schedule coming soon!Your friend,
Seetha Modi is the Patient Access Manager of the North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and author of this monthly blog series. She has an Masters in Public Health and has experience working with varied aspects of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, the CDC and other health-related nonprofit organizations.