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Lymphoma Research Foundation Holds Comprehensive Education Program for Members of the Lymphoma Community in Manhattan Beach, CA

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17th Annual North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma Features World's Leading Experts

Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012

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 – will host its 17th annual North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma in Manhattan Beach, CA from November 9 – 11, 2012. This two and a half day program will provide critical information on treatment options, support issues, clinical trials, and the latest advances in lymphoma research.    

The Foundation's Educational Forum on Lymphoma is the most comprehensive lymphoma-specific education conference in North America. This year's program is co-chaired by Bruce Cheson, MD, FACP, FAAAS – Deputy Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Head of Hematology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital – and John Leonard, MD – the Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at Weill Cornell Medical College. Drs. Cheson and Leonard have assembled more than 25 lymphoma specialists and support experts from around the world to present at the 2012 Educational Forum.

“As co-chair of this year's Educational Forum, I am honored to bring together and present with such renowned experts in the field of lymphoma,” Dr. Leonard said. “This Forum is so important for patients, survivors and caregivers because it enables them to gain a better understanding of their particular subtype of lymphoma and the current treatment options available so that they can become active participants in their care.”

Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer, and the third most common cancer among children. In fact, there are currently more than half a million people living with, or in remission from, lymphoma in the United States. This year's Educational Forum on Lymphoma will feature disease- and treatment-specific breakout sessions, as well as unique networking opportunities for attendees to meet others with the same lymphoma subtype.

“The Lymphoma Research Foundation's Educational Forum provides an opportunity for members of the lymphoma community to learn about the disease from some of the world's leading lymphoma experts and to meet others with the same subtype of the disease,” said Brian Tomlinson, LRF's Chief Program Officer. “With more than 70 subtypes, lymphoma is a complex diagnosis; the ability the Forum affords to ask questions of such prominent experts and to meet others who have had similar experiences is invaluable for patients and their loved ones.”

Members of the lymphoma community will travel from across the country to attend the Educational Forum. For more information and to register for the Lymphoma Research Foundation's Educational Forum, visit lymphoma.org/edforum or call (800) 500-9976. There is a registration fee of $50. 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 $50 million in lymphoma-specific research.

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

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