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Gerard Madlambayan is awarded grant from the National Cancer Institute

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Gerard Madlambayan is awarded grant from the National Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor Gerard Madlambayan, of the Department of Biological Sciences, was recently awarded a grant (R15CA182889) from the National Cancer Institute (one of the National Institutes of Health) for studying how Endothelial Cell Activation Regulates AML [acute myeloid leukemia] Growth and Relapse. The three-year project started February 4, and the first year of the grant receives funding of $429,874. Clinical analysis of patients with leukemia has shown increased endothelial cell activity suggesting a role of these cells in the pathogenesis of the disease. This proposal will elucidate how the inflammatory response of endothelial cell activation participates in leukemia progression and relapse. The long-term goals are to use findings to develop novel treatment strategies that aim to treat leukemia while preventing relapse.