Martyn T. Smith receives funding for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma study

Martyn T. Smith, Ph.D., professor of toxicology, received funding from the National Cancer Institute for "Genetic Susceptibility to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma" (NHL), to study the role of genetics in the etiology of lymphoma, which should also yield important clues to important environmental factors. The project will evaluate the role of genetic polymorphisms in two large case-control studies that form part of the International Consortium of Investigators Working on NHL epidemiologic Studies. Researchers will investigate the relationship between functional polymorphisms in key candidate genes/pathways and their effect on the risk of developing NHL. The analyses will constitute one of the largest NHL molecular epidemiology studies to date.