Funded Research

Research Award Program
CLARIONS Grant Recipients

In March 2012, the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation’s Board of Directors approved a new Research Awards Program (RAP), the first dedicated exclusively to funding cutaneous lymphoma research. The signature funding initiative of the RAP, was the CLARIONS Grant Program, which stands for Curing Cutaneous Lymphoma by Advancing Research, Innovation and Offering New Solutions. This research grant program supported investigators interested in conducting innovative cutaneous lymphoma research.

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CLARIONS Grant Recipients

Leandro Cerchietti, MD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Rachael Clark, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Patrizia Fuschiotti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Sergei Koralov, PhD, Assistant Professor, New York University School of Medicine

Tae Jin Kim, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine

John O'Malley, MD, PhD, Research Fellow/Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Delphine Rolland, PharmD, PhD, Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania

Stefan M. Schieke, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Learn more about CLARIONS recipients research in our annual Research Reports.

Young Investigators Award
YIA Recipients

The Young Investigators Award (YIA) annual award is given to support travel of a young investigator who is presenting cutaneous lymphoma-related research at either the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting or the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

ASH Annual Meeting Recipients

Pamela B. Allen, MD, MS, Emory University School of Medicine

María Florencia Cayrol, PhD, University of Buenos Aires, Argentine

Salvia Jain, MD, New York University

Rebecca Kohnken, DVM, Ohio State University 

Anjali Mishra, PhD, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Bethany Mundy-Bosse, PhD, PhD, Ohio State University

Giorgia Saporiti, MD, University of Milan, Italy 

Tianjiao Wang, PhD, University of Michigan


EORTC Cutaneous Lymphoma Task Force Meeting Recipients

Saritha Kartan, MD, PhD, FAAD, Thomas Jefferson University

Stefan M. Schieke, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison


SID Annual Meeting Recipients

Oleg E. Akilov, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh 

Narin Apisanthanarax, MD, Case Western

Rachael Clark, MD, PhD, Harvard

Adèle de Masson, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Carina A. Dehner, MD, Yale School of Medicine

Shamir Geller, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Tel Aviv Medical Center

Larisa Geskin, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Amrita Goyal, MD, University of Minnesota

Filiberto Cendeno Laurent, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Karen McGinnus, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Tomomitsu Miyagaki, MD, PhD, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Japan 

Xiao Ni, MD, PhD, MD Anderson

John T. O'Malley, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School 

Christiane Querfeld, MD, Northwestern University

Sima Rozati, MD, University Hospital Zurich - (IID YIA Recipient)

Makato Sugaya, MD, University of Tokyo, Japan

Rei Watanabe, MD, PhD, Harvard Skin Disease and Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Chunlei Zhang, MD, PhD, MD Anderson 

Other Supported Research

Research Discovers CTCL Incidence Rising in United States

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation funded an important epidemiology study that shows that the number of new cases of CTCL has doubled. In this study, Drs. Vincent Criscione and Martin Weinstock of Brown University report that there are approximately 1,600 new cases of CTCL diagnosed each year in the United States. This represents over double the number of new cases in the past fifteen years.

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Groundbreaking Quality of Life Research Study

Dr. Marie-France Demierre of Boston University School of Medicine, Director of Skin Oncology, collaborated with the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation on an extremely important study, that of our patients’ health-related quality of life. Health-related quality of life is a multidimensional term that includes the physical, functional, psychological, social health, and well-being of the individual.

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Epidemiology Characterization Synonyms CTCL

BACKGROUND: The familial occurrence of mycosis fungoides (MF) has been reported only in 8 families. Recently, the HLA class II alleles DRB1* 11 and DQB1* 03 have been found to be significantly increased for patients with sporadic MF, suggesting a possible immunogenetic basis for the pathogenesis of this malignancy.
OBJECTIVE: We sought to detect familial occurrences of MF, to describe familial features, and to investigate the possible association or linkage with the HLA system in such cases.

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Research Awards Program

In recent years, more attention, funding and science has been devoted to cutaneous lymphoma research than ever before. The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation has been a strong partner to researchers who are a driving force behind this change.
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