Lymphoma Research Foundation Showcases Record-Breaking Number of Researchers at 2018 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

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LRF Scientific Advisory Board Members to be Joined by Current and Former Grantees at the 60th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, California

“The Lymphoma Research Foundation is fortunate to work so closely with the world’s leading lymphoma experts, who are advancing the field of lymphoma research to impact patients’ lives,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive portfolio of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – will once again return to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 60th Annual Meeting and Exposition, with nearly 100 LRF affiliated scientists, including past and present members of LRF’s world-leading Scientific Advisory Board and grantees, presenting their findings at this year’s conference.

Widely regarded as the premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology, the ASH Annual Meeting, held from December 1-4, 2018 in San Diego, California, provides a critical forum for leading hematologists/oncologists to present their findings to more than 25,000 of their peers, providing an invaluable educational experience.

Among the distinguished scientists invited to present, LRF will see 82 percent of its LRF Scholars (participants in LRF’s Lymphoma Clinical Mentoring Program), 68 percent of its Lymphoma Rounds Steering Committee members; 77 percent of its Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium Members; and most notably, 96 percent of LRF’s Scientific Advisory Board present abstracts at the 60th ASH Annual Meeting.

“ASH is an exciting time to connect with colleagues and learn about the most promising new lymphoma research that has the greatest potential to impact care and most importantly, impact patient lives,” said Thomas M. Habermann, MD, Chair of LRF’s Scientific Advisory Board. “The number of LRF Scientific Advisory Board members, grantees and Scholars presenting at this year’s meeting is a testament to the Foundation’s community of experts and leadership in the field.”

The 2018 ASH Annual Meeting will also feature 739 abstracts and presentations stemming from LRF-funded research, of which approximately 75 percent are lymphoma related.

“The Lymphoma Research Foundation is fortunate to work so closely with the world’s leading lymphoma experts, who are advancing the field of lymphoma research to impact patients’ lives,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “We remain committed to investing in young researchers, who will become the leaders of tomorrow - which is evident in the fact that 82 percent of our scholars are presenting their research at this year’s ASH.”

Throughout this year’s ASH Annual Meeting, members of the Lymphoma Research Foundation Executive Team will be available for comment on ongoing ASH presentations and findings. For requests for real-time comment, please contact Peggy Ann Torney, Chief Strategy, Communications and Engagement Officer, at ptorney(at)lymphoma(dot)org or (646) 300-5506.

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 $60 million in lymphoma-specific research.

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

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