Lunch & Learn
with the LINK

A Telephone Support Program for Patients,
Families/Caregivers/Loved Ones

Wednesday, May 19
Noon EST (one hour)
(Please adjust your time zone accordingly.)

How the Reconstitution of the Immune System After Transplantation Influences Outcomes

Special thanks to our Sponsors:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Incyte Corporation, Pharmacyclics & Janssen
and Omeros Corporation
We also thank our Esteemed Link Partners, listed at the end of this newsletter.

This month's telephone educational and support program will focus on reducing the toxicity of pre-conditioning/pre-BMT regimens such as chemotherapy or Anti-Thymocyte Globulin (ATG). Jaap Jan Boelens, MD, PhD, Chief, Stem Cell Transplantation, MSKCC and Cellular Therapies and Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University will break it down for us and help transplant patients learn about factors that influence the immunological situation post-transplant that will result in the best possible outcomes. As well, a young patient's parent/caregiver will share their personal experience and best tips. The nbmtLINK's licensed staff social worker, Jennifer Gillette, will facilitate the program. There will also be plenty of time for live questions.

This FREE program is intended to provide psychosocial and emotional support along with health information from national experts regarding critical topics surrounding cancer and treatments. This program is recorded and available on our website one week after airing live. (
Registration (FREE) is Open!
To register for this Lunch & Learn, please click above, to access the quick registration form.
The form contains the call in details needed.
If you have any technical issues related to registering, please contact or call (248) 770-5172. Note: YOU call in to participate. (We do not call you.)

Our new GVHD book is printed and ready to share!

Graft Versus Host Disease Living with the After Effects of Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, in its second edition as seen below will help patients suffering with GVHD better understand this rare disease. Novel therapies, treatments and resources are updated. The foreword is written by Dr. Steve Pavletic of the NIH, a subject matter expert and each chapter is written by top health care professional experts in the field

We are so excited to share this updated book with you today.
Reduced price and great bulk rates apply.

Proud to Sponsor!

Triage Cancer Is Getting Ready to Host Two Virtual, Free Conferences this Year.
Check them out!

How We Help Others!
We are a phone call away for patients and their loved ones. From one on one peer support to scheduled call series and webinars, we are ready to ease your burden.
Patients, caregivers and health care professionals are amongst those we aim to help through our valued resource books, programs and one on one calls.
We simply cannot do it without the support of corporations, foundations and individuals willing to make a difference in the lives of others.

Special thanks to our Esteemed Link Partners, listed below, who make everything we do possible through their support.

Link Partners include cancer centers and allied partners who annually support our mission of providing psychosocial support to patients, caregivers, their families and health care professionals dedicated to helping people navigate a bone marrow transplant. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits (books, programs, hyperlink on our website, bookmark inclusion) to being a Link Partner, please do not hesitate to contact us at (248) 358-1886.

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR)
City of Hope
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network
Henry Ford Cancer Institute
Incyte Corporation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Meredith A. Cowden Foundation
Nebraska Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Center
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington
University School of Medicine
Spectrum Health Cancer Center
Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program, John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center