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, and we are working to increase the number of dollars, scientists and research projects devoted to cutaneous lymphoma.
Through a collaborative approach to research support, the Foundation is focused on improving diagnosis, treatment therapies, better understanding of the disease burden, and advocating for increased research funding that can benefit patients --- with an ultimate goal of helping researchers find a cure for cutaneous lymphoma.
As a result of the Foundation’s commitment to funding promising cutaneous lymphoma research, we established a Research Awards Program (RAP). The first research grant award through RAP was the CLARIONS - Curing Cutaneous Lymphoma by Advancing Research, Innovation and Offering New Solutions. CLARIONS supported investigators interested in conducting innovative cutaneous lymphoma research designed to improve treatments, clinical care and quality of life for patients affected by cutaneous lymphoma.
In August of 2018 the Research Advisory Council members gathered to discuss the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation’s place in cutaneous lymphoma research, and where we as a community can make the greatest impact. As a short-term outcome of the meeting we are excited to introduce the new Cutaneous Lymphoma Catalyst Research Grant. This grant will provide researchers with the funding needed to continue and/or complete work being done in cutaneous lymphoma. Depending on funding, the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation, with the support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), will be offering two (or possibly more) $50,000 grants per year for two years with the first grants awarded for 2020.
Through the Foundation’s Young Investigator Travel Awards, we facilitate and fund the work of researchers whose projects are dedicated to understanding more about the cause of cutaneous lymphoma. And, through our work with legislators and policy makers, we are advocating for increased federal funding for research that can benefit cutaneous lymphoma patients.
The annual Research Report highlights the studies funded through Research Awards Program including the recipients of our Young Investigator Travel Awards. The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation is proud to support these research efforts.