Funded by the LRF in 2016-2017, Christopher Oakes, Ph.D. is featured in a video produced by the Video Journal of Hematological Oncology discussing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In the video he described how new sequencing techniques have opened up the world of CLL research in ways not possible before. See the video here.
"It was a pleasure to be supported by the LRF," said Dr. Oakes.
"The LRF awarded me my first grant as a New Investigator, I will never forget that. We are very excited to have our work on this project published in the coming months."
Dr. Oakes is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The research project that the LRF funded is titled The Role of Early Growth Response (EGR) in Establishing a Malignant Epigenetic Program in CLL and a description of the project can be found here.
Visit the Research section of the LRF website to find the current listing of research projects currently being funded by the LRF.