John Chan, M.D.Identifying complexities of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Professor of Microbiology and Pathology, UNMC
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, claims 28,000 lives each year. Dr. John Chan and his team of researchers at UNMC are working to find the cause of the deadly disease. The results: better diagnoses and more effective treatments for patients.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, both more common and more complex than Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has frustrated the medical community for years. Its complexities have made it more difficult to diagnose and effectively treat. With a grant received from the National Institutes of Health, Chan and his team are studying all major forms of B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and are trying to determine unique patterns of gene expression that characterize the disease.