Pathology of lymphoma
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Pathology is an important component with far-reaching impact in cancer diagnostics and treatment. There are about forty different types of lymphoma, with unique characteristics and targeted treatment needs.
The Mehta Family Foundation has funded a research project with MD Anderson in the area of the pathology of lymphoma. This project will work to identify targeted biomarker assessments in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The goal is to reveal specific molecular events that play a role in progression and therapeutic response. Over time, the results of this research will lead to new and better clinical therapies for treating cancer patients.