15 European countries involved in early childhood lymphoma research 

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15 medical centres are involved in a project to study lymphoma in children. The principal investigator is Dr Grażyna Wróbel from the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Oncology and Paediatric Haematology of the Medical University of Wrocław.

Lymphomas are the sixth cancer in terms of incidence. The disease mainly affects adults, with children being affected much less frequently. “Despite the fact that it is a rare disease, it ranks third among childhood cancers”, emphasises Dr Grażyna Wróbel.  

The aim of the study ‘International and multicentre programme for the treatment of lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL) in children and adolescents’ is to develop optimal treatment for children with this type of cancer, depending on the patient’s allocation to a specific group. Criteria include the stage of the disease, but also the profile of molecular changes in the tumour tissue. The study will be conducted with the participation of 15 European countries. 

Read more: https://www.umw.edu.pl/pl/aktualnosci/badania-nad-chloniakiem-u-najmlodszych-finansowane-przez-abm

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