Impact on Research

Finding Cures Starts Here


The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is committed to funding the most promising lymphoma researchers and advancing the understanding of the more than 100 different subtypes of lymphoma.  LRF’s disease-specificity and hyper-focus on finding cures for every type of lymphoma ensure the next generation of cancer researchers dedicate their careers to studying lymphoma, and world-leading lymphoma experts collaborate and accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

The LRF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of 45 world-renowned lymphoma experts, who seek out the most innovative and promising lymphoma research projects to support.

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RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAMS

LRF remains dedicated to finding cures for lymphoma through an aggressively-funded program for researchers.

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LYMPHOMA CONSORTIA, INITIATIVES & SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPS

LRF global lymphoma consortia, research initiatives, and scientific workshops help to mobilize the research community, overcome systemic challenges and speed the progress by which new treatments are developed.

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Investing in the Best and Brightest Researchers, Achieving Breakthroughs

LRF funds the very best science that has the greatest potential to impact patients and ensures the best and brightest researchers remain in the field.
To date, LRF has funded nearly $65 million in lymphoma-specific research and has supported key breakthroughs including:

First In-Human Clinical Trial of Adoptive Immunotherapy in Follicular Lymphoma

First Publication of the Whole-Genome Sequencing of Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Identifying the Role RNA Splicing Plays in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Using Micro RNA Array to Identify Biomarkers that Play a Critical Role in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Drug Resistance and Progression

Identifying the Mechanism Behind Ibrutinib Resistance in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

“LRF had a profound impact at the beginning of my academic career, when I needed the support most. I will always be grateful to LRF for its continuous investment in supporting innovative science, clinical research and educational programs.” – Dr. Eduardo Sotomayor, LRF Scientific Advisory Board Member

Meet Our 2021 Researchers

Pamela B. Allen, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Career Development Award

Tomohiro Aoki, MD, PhD
BC Cancer Research Centre
LRF Scholar

Elena Battistello, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

David A. Bond, MD
OSUCCC-James
Eric Cohen Distinguished Scholar

Lydie Debaize, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Edmond Feris, PhD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Kathleen Dixon, Phd
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Jamie E. Flerlage, MD, MS
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Career Development Award

Rui Guo, MS, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Zachary Epstein-Peterson, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
LRF Scholar

Alexandre Hirayama, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Hannah Isles, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

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P. Connor Johnson, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Stephanie A. Gregory Distinguished Scholar

Richa Kapoor, PhD
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Niloufer Khan, MD, MS
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
LRF Scholar

Arushi Khurana, MBBS
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Clarence G. Henry, Jr. Memorial Scholar

Philip Lange, PhD
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, Bruce D. Cheson Fellow

Luis Malpica Castillo, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chike Springer Legacy Scholar

Elisa Mandato, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Rossella Marullo, MD
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
LRF Scholar

Reid Merryman, MD, MS
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Career Development Award

Coraline Mlynarczyk, MS, PhD
Joan & Sanford I. Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
LRF Scholar

Patrizia Mondello, MD, PhD, MSc
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Peykoff Initiative Scholar

Erin Mulvey, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine
Peykoff Initiative Scholar

Nicole Prutsch, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant

Jason Romancik, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Runge Lymphoma Project Scholar

Marco Ruella, MD
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Career Development Award

Suchitra Sundaram, MD
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
LRF Scholar

Brian Sworder, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
LRF Ambassador Scholar

FINDING CURES STARTS HERE

25 Years of Innovation & Progress

1995 was a significant year for the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)—it was then that LRF realized its dual mission to eradicate lymphoma and to serve those touched by this disease.

Finding cures starts here.  Through lymphoma-specific research grants and consortia, LRF-supported researchers have been involved in many of the most significant lymphoma breakthroughs witnessed in the past quarter-century.