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Karmanos’ Dr. Rod Ramchandren launches LLS Man of the Year campaign

Each year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) invites people whose lives have been touched by blood cancer to participate in their Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Rod Ramchandren, M.D., a member of the Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine has been nominated for this year’s LLS Man & Woman of the Year.

“It is a privilege to work with the LLS for such a good cause,” said Dr. Ramchandren. “It is our hope that the money raised by the LLS will lead to a better understanding of cancer and ultimately aid in future cancer treatments.”  

The Man & Woman of the Year is a 10-week fundraising campaign that culminates in the Grand Finale event on June 6, 2014. Dr. Ramchandren has set a goal to raise $50,000 by that date.

“Due to the courage of patients, funding organizations such as LLS, and the efforts of researchers and physicians, we have made numerous advancements benefiting patients with cancer,” said Dr. Ramchandren.  “Patients here at Karmanos as well as those around the world have benefitted from cancer research funded by the LLS and organizations like it.”

One hundred percent of all donations go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and LLS-supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are also used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers. They’re even being tested in clinical trials for patients with a range of cancers including lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer.

To learn more about Dr. Ramchandren’s LLS Man of the Year Campaign, visit Dr. Ramchandren’s fundraising page by clicking on the link Every donation, small or large, will support LLS research as well as provide patient services, advocacy, public and professional education and community services.

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