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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Development of Human Asparaginase for Cancer Therapy
Principal Investigator:

Arnon Lavie

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $43,886
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary: This application will address the unmet need for superior treatment outcomes for adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and will develop the tools needed for personalized treatment to allow a more expanded use of the unique anti-cancer drug called L-asparaginase. Unlike pediatric ALL, a disease with a cure rate of >90%, the cure rate of adult ALL is <40%. One significant difference between the treatment of pediatric and adult ALL patients is that only the pediatric regi...

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