TAMPA, Fla. (July 30, 2014) – The Lymphoma Research Foundation has elected Eduardo M. Sotomayor, M.D. to its Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium Executive Committee. The Mantle Cell Lymphoma Consortium is comprised of more than 100 laboratory and clinical scientists from North America and Europe.
Sotomayor, the Susan and John Sykes Endowed Chair of Hematologic Malignancies at Moffitt Cancer Center, is also a member of the foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, a group of 45 world-renowned lymphoma experts who help guide the foundation’s research activities by seeking innovative and promising projects to fund.
Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare but aggressive form of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In 2003, the Lymphoma Research Foundation instituted the mantle cell lymphoma initiative. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $23.5 million in 40 separate research projects focused on developing better treatments and ultimately finding a cure for mantle cell lymphoma.
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