The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Presents Man & Woman of the Year

Man & Woman of the Year is philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors. The man and woman who have raised the most […]

Tech investors take a Warren Buffett approach to raising money for blood cancer research

Venture capitalist David Lee was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma 24 years ago when he was a graduate Student at Stanford. Rhett Krawitt’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia was discovered eight years ago when he was just a toddler. Both are now cancer-free. Lee has a thriving investment career in Los Angeles and Krawitt is a Bay Area […]

In the next few weeks, you can spend time with any one of these VCs and it will all go to charity

Five years ago, we told you about a venture capital auction wherein dozens of VCs donated their time toward a greater good — helping fund research at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, one of the world’s largest voluntary health organizations dedicated to funding research and access to treatments for blood cancer patients. The auction was […]

Here’s the Problem with Today’s Human Clinical Trials

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.—The cost to develop and gain FDA approval for a new drug today is more than $2.5 billion, according to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. Driving much of that cost are human clinical trials. They’re necessary, from a regulatory standpoint as well as an intellectual one. And of course […]