Lymphoma Research Foundation Convenes Leading Medical Experts For Comprehensive Educational Forum

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19th Annual North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma Returns to West Coast

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – is set to host its 19th annual North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma in Manhattan Beach, CA from October 24-26. This two and a half day program represents the most comprehensive lymphoma-specific educational conference in North America, providing patients with critical information on treatment options, support issues, clinical trials, and the latest advances in lymphoma research.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation will bring patients and their loved ones together with members of the greater lymphoma community -- including doctors, nurses, and industry experts -- to participate in disease-specific educational tracks, expert panel presentations, new therapy and clinical trial informational sessions, and networking opportunities. This year’s Forum will also feature a special CLL track for those affected by chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

“Lymphoma is a disease so complex and nuanced, that the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Educational Forum becomes more and more vital every year, as it provides the single most definitive platform for patients, survivors and caregivers to learn about and discuss the most innovative and specified treatment options available,” said by Dr. Nancy Lee Bartlett, Professor, Medicine, Division of Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Koman Chair in Medical Oncology, Siteman Cancer Center.

This year’s program is co-chaired by Dr. Nancy Bartlett and Dr. Leo Gordon, FACP, Abby and John Friend Professor of Cancer Research, Professor in Medicine, Director Lymphoma Program, Co-Director Hematologic Malignancies Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Medical Director of the John and Lillian Matthews Center for Cellular Therapy. Drs. Bartlett and Gordon have assembled more than 53 lymphoma specialists and support experts from around the world to present at the 2014 Educational Forum.

“This has been such a remarkable year of development for the lymphoma community,” said Dr. Gordon, Chair-Elect of LRF’s Scientific Advisory Board. “We are at a crucial inflection point in the fight against this disease, and this year’s Ed Forum will give those affected by lymphoma an opportunity to learn about these exciting new options for their care and treatment.”

For more information and to register for the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Education Forum, visit lymphoma.org/edforum or call (800) 500-9976. For more information about lymphoma, including disease-specific resources, visit lymphoma.org.

About the Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $55 million in lymphoma-specific research.

For additional information on LRF’s research, education and services, visit lymphoma.org.

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