Hematologic cancers include lymphomas and leukemias, which affect the lymph nodes and bone marrow, respectively. Together, members of the Hematological Malignancies and Hematology Center conduct research to better understand how to prevent and treat these cancers. The goals include:
- Identify new therapeutic targets to guide the future of treatment
- Develop new treatments for hematologic malignancies
- Identify inherited factors that increase the risk for hematologic malignancies
- Conduct clinical trials to expand the treatment portfolio for patients
Division of Hematology Biorepository
The Division of Hematology Biorepository at Huntsman Cancer Institute serves the research community by providing access to the tools, resources, and expertise required to carry out research in hematology. We collect plasma, serum, viable mononuclear and CD34+ cells, among others, from a variety of myeloid and lymphoid diseases. Samples are highly annotated and custom clinical annotation is available to find samples that meet your criteria. We can collect fresh samples from your patient population of interest or work with you to determine which frozen samples will work best for your study. We have more than 60,000 vials, spanning 40 disease categories, with emphasis on myeloma, CLL, CML, CMML, and AML.
Additionally, we work with clinical investigators to conduct laboratory studies that can provide data to support investigator-initiated clinical trials. We provide input regarding experiments and budgets, as well as the hands-on expertise to carry your ideas from inception to FDA submission. We can also perform correlative studies to enhance the findings from clinical trials.
Please contact us to discuss your study.