The CML Society of Canada's newly launched website receives important recognition from the American Society of Hematology

    MONTREAL, Aug. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Society
of Canada, a not-for-profit patient education and support organization, is
happy to announce that the American Society of Hematology, a globally
recognized physician organization, has officially reviewed the website and
will include a link to it in their patient group listings as a resource for
patients. The website has been recognized as an important source of
information for CML patients in Canada and worldwide. The CML Society website
is bilingual (French/English) and has received over 48,000 hits from various
countries worldwide since first becoming available this year.
    Overwhelming recognition and endorsements from a growing body of
hematology and oncology specialty groups has been granted to the Society,
including: the American Society of Hematology, The Canadian Society of
Oncology, Living Well With Cancer and Current Oncology. Each of these renowned
organizations has reviewed the CML Society's website and will be providing
links directly to the site from their patient groups link area. The Society's
website is:

    About the Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Society of Canada

    Established in 2006, the CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia) Society
provides support, education and information on CML, current and emerging
treatments and research initiatives for people living with CML and their
families. Through these efforts and ongoing advocacy, the CML Society advances
its mission to help reduce suffering and improve care and the quality of life
of CML patients.

    About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

    Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia is one of four types of leukemia and is a
rare form of leukemia. It is highlighted by a translocational chromosomal
switch (9,22) creating a new chromosome, called the Philadelphia Chromosome.
The prevalence today is approximately 5,000 patients and approximately
125,000 patients in the world, based on an incidence rate of
1 in 100,000 cases. The incidence rate in Canada is 500 newly diagnosed
patients per year.

    About the American Society of Hematology

    The mission of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) is to further the
understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders affecting the
blood, bone marrow, and the immunologic, hemostatic and vascular systems, by
promoting research, clinical care, education, training, and advocacy in
hematology. For more information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Cheryl-Anne Simoneau, President, CEO, The CML
Society of Canada, Direct Phone: 1-866-912-7575

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