The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society And Navigating Cancer Expand Access To Information For Blood Cancer Patients

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By leveraging a robust delivery engine, education regarding blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, can be automatically delivered to the right patient at the right time

Through Navigating Cancer’s portal, our ability to reach out to blood cancer patients and offer them our suite of patient services will assist patients in gaining comfort in the care their providers are managing.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting blood cancer and improving the quality of life of patients and their families, will help even more patients and caregivers access the support they need through Navigating Cancer’s network of providers and patients.

Navigating Cancer’s patient education service, which includes content from validated sources including the National Cancer Institute, will now offer its provider network access to a variety of free resources and services for blood cancer patients. Linking to the LLS website, patients can connect with LLS information specialists, social workers and nurses who work one-on-one with blood cancer patients connecting them to free personalized information tailored to a patient’s specific diagnosis as well as to a variety of free resources and services, including:

  • Clinical Trial Support Center – A highly unique and comprehensive service to assist patients in accessing clinical trials.
  • Financial Support – Assistance with the cost of treatment, transportation and daily expenses.
  • LLS Community – A free online network providing support and education to thousands of blood cancer patients and their caregivers.
  • Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program – Peer-to-peer support program to help patients and caregivers cope with their disease by matching them with trained volunteers who have also been touched firsthand by a blood cancer.
  • Co-Pay Assistance – Help for eligible blood cancer patients to pay for prescription drug co-pays and health insurance premiums.
  • Local Support Groups – A program that gives patients and their families a place to go where they can share information, education and feelings in a comfortable and caring environment.

LLS Blood Cancer Information Specialists are available by phone at (800) 955-4572, and live chat or email via LLS.org – Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. (view a video about the LLS Information Specialists and their work here.) Callers may request the services of a language interpreter. Information Specialists can speak to patients/caregivers in 170 languages.

Providers can make this information available to their patients via Navigating Cancer’s automated delivery engine to ensure that patients receive it when they need it most. The service can be activated with a click of a button, so patients who match the distribution criteria will be able to easily access important information to help them through diagnosis, treatment and more.

Gena Cook, CEO of Navigating Cancer, said, “Our company has always been committed to making the patient the center of their care and personalized resources are an important component. This new content will give our providers and patients one more tool to help them manage their care.”

Gwen Nichols, MD, Chief Medical Officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, said, “Through Navigating Cancer’s portal, our ability to reach out to blood cancer patients and offer them our suite of patient services including educational materials, talking one-on-one to information specialists, as well as potential financial assistance resources will assist patients in gaining comfort in the care their providers are managing.”

About Navigating Cancer
Navigating Cancer was founded in 2008 as the result of two healthcare and technology veterans coming together to fill a critical gap in oncology care: a better patient experience. Driven by a shared passion to leverage technology in the healthcare space, the co-founders set out to create the first patient-centered platform for oncology. Today, our Navigating Care platform supports over one million patients and thousands of cancer care providers nationwide to lower costs, improve patient satisfaction and drive better outcomes.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

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