Over 50,000 people are diagnosed with a myeloid neoplasm every year in the U.S. alone. A high-risk subset of these patients is unresponsive to current treatments and their survival is less than a year, a rate that has remained unchanged for the last 40 years. The long-term goal of our work is to improve the outcome for these patients. To accomplish this, research in the lab focuses on understanding the underlying genomic abnormalities in high-risk myeloid neoplasms, to identify new treatment options.
We use a variety of next-generation approaches to decipher the cancer genome.
The Alice W. Chandler Staff Recognition program honors Saira Khan for 10 years of service at The University of Chicago. Ningfei An also reached the milestone of 5 years. Congratulations to both!