Nebraska Awarded $9 Million Grant for Lymphoma Research

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has received a nearly $9 million grant from the NCI for research aimed at improving the diagnosis of lymphomas. Researchers are using microarrays, or gene chips, to study cancerous genes. They hope to learn more about lymphoma, find better ways to diagnose it and predict patient outcomes and eventually find targets for new therapies.

The work also involves researchers at the cancer institute and in New York, Arizona, Ohio, Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and Norway. Ultimately, the researchers hope to increase patients' chances of survival.

The technology helps researchers profile or decode genes to find out what is causing the cancer. The team so far has discovered so- called signatures that appear to define different types of lymphomas. Omaha World-Herald

LymphomaInfo Social