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September 21, 2012



CLL research just received a rocket-boost of support. The CLL Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center was named one of six "Moon Shots" as part of a new initiative from MD Anderson President, Ronald DePinho, MD.

Dr. DePinho announced at a news conference this morning that the institution is launching a $3 billion initiative to reduce cancer deaths over the next decade. Moon Shot proposals were presented on specific types of cancer to a review committee over the summer. Six were identified as high-impact projects, including the CLL proposal.
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Image provided by mdanderson.org.

Dr. Michael Keating, president and CEO of CLL Global, led a group of fifteen MD Anderson faculty members in developing the successful CLL Moon Shot proposal. Each of the investigators is also a member of the CLL Global Alliance.

After learning that the CLL proposal was selected, Dr. Keating said, "There is no doubt that the camaraderie enhanced by CLL Global played a key role in our Moon Shot achievement."

Details of the Moon Shots Program will unfold in the days and weeks to come. CLL Global will be following the story and the progress. Stay tuned to Tidbits for more information. :: 

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Learn more about the Moon Shots Program from MD Anderson Cancer Center

Moon Shots making headlines:

Texas hospital plans 'moonshot' against cancer - Associated Press


We are extremely excited about what the future holds for CLL research. Everyone who has been involved in CLL Global - the donors, the fundraisers, the word-of-mouth supporters and of course the researchers - deserves a pat on the back for believing that we can make a difference in eliminating CLL. The Moon Shot will provide a significant boost to CLL research, and CLL patients across the globe stand to benefit. There will be much more to come regarding the CLL Moon Shot. CLL Global will provide you the most up-to-date information on how the CLL Moon Shot progresses. We look forward to bringing you more information as the dust settles from the announcement and the work accelerates.

Get ready for take-off.


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