Home » Redell awarded springboard grant for AML research
Dr. Michele Redell was awarded a grant from the Alex’s Lemonade Foundation for her research involving pediatric acute myeloid leukemia, also known as AML.
Redell is a physician at Texas Children’s Cancer Center and an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She is an active member of the Leukemia Program.
The one-year, $100,000 Springboard Grant was awarded to her by the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Springboard grants are awarded to help researchers initiate new projects that indicate a potential to highly impact pediatric cancer medicine.
Pediatric oncologists face significant therapeutic challenges when treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia because of the drug-resistant nature of the disease.
The grant was awarded to Redell for her proposed project where she seeks to uncover the root mechanisms that cause chemotherapeutic treatments to be less effective against acute myeloid leukemia than many other pediatric cancers. If the mechanisms can be uncovered, physician-researchers could potentially develop new therapies that might be more effective against acute myeloid leukemia.
by Corbin Dodge
Texas Children’s Cancer Center
August 1, 2014