Grant funds pediatric leukemia project
Co-principal investigators Dr. Philip Lupo and Dr. Karen Rabin, both associate professors of pediatric hematology/oncology, received a three-year, more than $1.1 million per year NIH P20 grant for their project, "Improving outcome disparities for Latino children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia." In addition to reducing disparities among Latino children by identifying biological factors that result in increased toxicities, the project will lay the groundwork for establishment of the first Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) devoted to pediatric leukemia. BCM core and project directors are Drs. Michael Scheurer, Monica Gramatges, Terzah Horton and Austin Brown.