Support the Center
The pace of scientific discovery leading to the development of new drugs, and radically new concepts in cancer care, has never been more productive than it has been over the past 5 to 10 years. Unfortunately, the state of our global economy now threatens that pace, and indirectly, our pace of productivity. Everyone will agree, time is of the essence. The faster we can understand lymphoma at its most fundamental level, the faster we can develop new drugs for the disease, the faster we can change the natural history of these challenging diseases. Regrettably, the funding of new cancer oriented grants from the Federal Government is reaching an all time low. Now, only a few percent (3-5 out of every 100) of cancer researchers in the United States can expect to receive federal support for their cancer research.
Because the field of investigators doing research in lymphoma is substantially smaller than the field of investigators conducting research in other more common solid tumor cancers, the threat to the future of more rare diseases like lymphoma is disproportionately greater. This means, that in order to maintain our present trajectory of discovery and advance in the care of patients with lymphoma, we will need to count on you, and your generosity.
Philanthropy will now begin to play a bigger and bigger role in maintaining our progress. If you would like to help us find the cure for each and every patient faster, let us know. Our team in the Development Office here at Columbia University, and at the Center for Lymphoid Malignancies (Victoria Serrano), can help you make a contribution. About 90% of every dollar is used to support basic and clinical research exclusively focused on discovering new treatments for patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Please become part of the solution, so we can all solve the problem.