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LLS and ASH Team Up

Published: 2019-12-06 |

Source: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) announced today a collaboration to expand access to LLS's unique free service providing clinical trials navigation and support to blood cancer patients and their families. With only approximately five percent of adult cancer patients enrolling in clinical trials, this collaboration aims to bridge this gap and connect more blood cancer patients to appropriate clinical trials.

"There are many obstacles preventing cancer patients from participating in clinical trials including accessibility, proximity and eligibility," said Gwen Nichols, M.D., LLS chief medical officer. "Low participation in clinical trials can also be due to patients and their healthcare providers simply not being aware of appropriate clinical trials. We are very excited that ASH clinicians and their patients will have direct access to our nurse navigators, freeing up the doctors to focus on patient care."

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