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Latino State News

Blood Cancers Town Hall Meeting Conducted in Spanish

Local hematologists/oncologists will answer questions from leukemia, lymphoma and myelodysplastic syndromes patients and their families from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Gilda’s Club Chicago, 537 N. Wells in Chicago (60654). The program, conducted entirely in Spanish, is hosted by the Leukemia Research Foundation. Individuals diagnosed with these blood cancers can learn the latest about their disease - and pose questions to a medical expert specializing in child and adult hematology/oncology. The panelists for Town Hall Meeting in Spanish will be Juan Chediak, M.D. from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center; Tulio E. Rodriguez, M.D. from the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola University Medical Center; and Sylvia Fraser, R.N. from St. Anthony’s Hospital in Chicago.

Complimentary parking is included, as well as a light lunch and a free children’s program. Reservations are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information / reservations call Jeanette Santana at 312-464-9900 extension 17, email jeanettesantana@goldasclubchicago.org or visit www.leukemia-research.org/THS.

About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)
The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Wilmette, Ill., is dedicated to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The Foundation’s mission is to conquer leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndromes by funding research into their causes and cures, and to enrich the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For more than 65 years, thousands of volunteers and 23 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $52 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families.

Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.leukemia-research.org, or by calling 847-424-0600.