Military Personnel Sought to Share Blood Cancer Experience

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have determined that exposure to chemical and biological agents during World War II, Vietnam and the two Gulf Wars is associated with blood cancers. In response, IOM has identified the need to begin a special research program that addresses the needs of military personal and veterans.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and other blood cancer-related organizations have been seeking the creation of a dedicated, stand-alone blood cancer research program at DoD, but they need the help of military veterans who are also blood cancer survivors to share his or her story in an effort to gain more support in Congress for a blood cancer research program to be housed at DoD.

If you or a loved one is a military veteran, please contact Mark Pascu, national director, LLS Federal Affairs, at (202) 543-7033, ext. 7, or [email protected].

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