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Myeloma Canada Announces Recipient of the 2012 Research Grant
Myeloma Canada’s goal, as a patient-driven, patient-focused organization, is to improve outcomes for all Canadians living with myeloma through education, awareness, advocacy and research.
As part of our continuing efforts to advance Canadian myeloma research, Myeloma Canada established the Myeloma Canada research grant in 2011. With guidance from the Myeloma Canada Scientific Advisory Board and the Myeloma Canada Research Network, selection criteria were established to guide the Peer Review Committee in their evaluation and selection process.
The Peer Review Committee, composed of members of the Myeloma Canada Scientific Advisory Board, review and evaluate each application based on its merits in light of the established criteria.
We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2012 Myeloma Canada research grant in the amount of $50,000 is Dr Paola Neri, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
The objective of Dr Neri’s research project, entitled miRNome-guided tool to predict sensitivity or resistance to lenalidomide in multiple myeloma patients, is to help identify which myeloma patients will respond to lenalidomide (Revlimid) and those who will not benefit from it. With nearly a third of relapsed patients failing to respond to lenalidomide, Dr Neri’s research proposal intends to identify small genomic sequences (miRNAs) as biomarkers and modifiers of response to lenalidomide thereby permitting an individualized therapy for multiple myeloma patients.
Congratulations to Dr Neri on being this year’s recipient of the Myeloma Canada research grant.
The Myeloma Canada research grant is made possible through generous donations from myeloma patients, their family members, caregivers and other supporters. If you would like to help make myeloma matter you can make a contribution online by clicking here.
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