The University of Iowa and Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic will share an 11-million dollar grant to develop new treatments for lymphoma. Mayo researcher Thomas Witzig will oversee the project.Witzig says the idea is to bring together basic researchers and clinicians in teams to try to bring lymphoma research faster into the clinicand to bring new developments to patients more quickly. Witzig says the two organizations will share the 11-million dollars from the National Cancer Institute over a five-year period. He says these are grants that are given by the government to target a specific disease type, such as lymphoma or prostate or breast cancer. Nearly 64-thousand Americans will be diagnosed with lymphoma this year. Lymphoma is a cancer of immune system cells, and it’s one of the few cancers that’s actually on the rise in America.
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