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Last Updated: 11/28/13

Lymphoma SPOREs

According to American Cancer Society estimates, there will be 79,030 new cases of lymphoma in 2013. Of these, 69,740 are expected to be non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) and 9,290 cases will be in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). A total of 19,020 people are expected to die of NHL and 1,180 of HL in the year 2013. While the risk of developing NHL increases with age, the risk of HL is highest during early adolescence and early adulthood. The age-adjusted incidence of NHL increased by 50% from 1970 to 1990 but has slowed since then. The five year survival rate for patients with HL has increased from 40% in the early 1960s to 87.6% during the period of 2003-2009. Similar gains have been observed for NHL due to improved therapies. Despite these favorable trends, lymphomas remain a serious medical problem affecting thousands of individuals. The SPORE program introduced lymphoma SPOREs in 2001 and currently three SPORE grants are funded for lymphoma research.

Baylor College of Medicine

Helen Heslop, MD [Click Here]
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Department of Pediatrics and Medicine
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1140
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: (832) 824-4662
Fax: (832) 825-4668
Email: hheslop@bcm.edu

Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

Stephen Forman, MD [Click Here]
Director of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Hem/Hematopoietic Cell Tran Division
1500 East Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Tel: (626) 256-4673
Fax: (626) 301-8256
Email: sforman@coh.org

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.cityofhope.org/lymphomaspore/

University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic

George J. Weiner, MD [Click Here]
Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa
CE Block Chair of Cancer Research
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa College of Medicine
200 Hawkins Drive, 5970Z JPP
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Tel: (319) 353-8620
Fax: (319) 353-8988
Email: george-weiner@uiowa.edu

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.int-med.uiowa.edu/divisions/hemonc/Directory/GeorgeWeiner.html

University of Rochester

Steven H. Bernstein, M.D. [Click Here]
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director of the Lymphoma Biology Program
James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medince and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-4099
Fax: (585) 273-1042

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/cancer-center/researchers/current-research/lymphoma-spore.cfm

University of Texas/MD Anderson

Larry W. Kwak, M.D., PhD [Click Here]
Professor and Chair
Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 429
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 745-4252

For more information on this specific SPORE’s institution, please visit:
http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/research-at-md-anderson/early-detection-and-treatment/research-programs/spores/lymphoma-spore/index.html