Research Directions in Follicular Lymphoma
In an unprecedented event for LRF, ten distinguished follicular lymphoma (FL) experts and six Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) board members gathered in Houston, TX on October 27, 2011 to develop priorities for the LRF's FL Research Program. The group, led by Scientific Advisory Board Chair (SAB), Dr. Bruce Cheson, spent the day charting promising areas of research, processes that would improve LRF's granting program, and ways to promote collaboration among LRF grantees. Lively discussion examined the range of issues affecting FL research and the questions that remain unanswered in the field. The group aimed to identify the most important challenges, the best ways to address them, and those that LRF can most effectively address.
Ultimately, the priority research areas established were
A variety of ideas were generated to facilitate achieving the objectives of high priority actionable items. These ideas include:
The group ultimately concluded that the overarching LRF FL research vision moving forward is to
Just weeks later, LRF posted a new "Request for Proposals" (RFP) on our website, advertised in medical journals, and promoted through an email blast to researchers. To see the RFP, click here. LRF hopes to see some exciting proposals which will be reviewed by the SAB in April 2012.