Our Impact

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.

Research impact

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.

$100K

grant amount we award per research project, per year

600+

research projects funded worldwide

88%

of researchers have been awarded additional funding since the grant from us

48%

of funded researchers' findings have resulted in clinical trials or new treatments

Research impact report

Sampling of significant scientific advancements made by researchers funded by the Leukemia Research Foundation.

Patient impact

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.

$5M+

disbursed in need-based financial support to patients

5.5K+

participants in our patient education programs over the last ten years

87%

of education program participants state they will attend another one of our programs

100%

of financial assistance recipients indicate the funds were extremely helpful to their family