Since our founding in 1946, the Leukemia Research Foundation has dedicated itself to funding promising blood cancer research projects and providing critical support services to patients and their families. Thanks to our donors, we have raised more than $80M in support of this mission.
Our researchers’ projects in genomics, immunotherapies, and stem cell biology have advanced the understanding of what drives blood cancers to form and progress and what biological markers could be targets for treatment.
This funding was instrumental in firmly establishing our research program in the field of hematology/oncology and also paved the way for subsequent funding from the Department of Defense and the NIH/NHLBI.
Niall Howlett, PhD, University of Rhode Island
We have published a large number of papers describing prognostic markers, new targets for therapy, and have added knowledge to the genomic pathogenesis of multiple blood cancers.
Sami Malek, MD, University of Michigan
I will always be grateful to the Leukemia Research Foundation. The Foundation’s support was really important to jumpstart my research and helped us establish long-term research projects in my laboratory.
David Dominguez-Sola, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Our support programs are available to blood cancer patients and their families at every step in the cancer journey. Programs include free education programs, peer support, and need-based financial assistance.
Since diagnosis, my husband has been through multiple stages of chemo, a stem cell transplant, and various complications post stem cell transplant. This money will allow us to pay a large amount of the medical bills that we owe and use our limited income for daily needs, such as groceries and rent. What a relief it is to have assistance.
I've been going to Leukemia Research Foundation's patient education programs since 2016. I've learned a lot from the doctors and the programs are so affirming! When you hear information from top doctors that confirms the treatment direction you are going, it makes you feel more confident and relieved that you're on the right track.
The Leukemia Research Foundation is a lifesaver. I stopped going to the doctor because I was overwhelmed with medical bills, co-pays, and transportation costs. Thank you for the support you have given me — my doctor says I’m improving again. You are the only organization that would help me out when I needed it.