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MMRF Funded Grants

As the leading funder of multiple myeloma research, the MMRF has supported more than 325 research grants at over 125 institutions worldwide. The MMRF supports innovative research efforts in the most promising areas of multiple myeloma research through several grant-making programs. Please use the filtering options on the left side of this page to sort through the past MMRF grants shown below.

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Identifying DKK1 as a novel and widely expressed tumor antigen in MM
Year Awarded: 2006 Type of Grant: Research Fellow Awards
Location: United States Institution: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Amount: $75,000 Investigator: Jianfei Qian
Multiple myeloma is a B-cell malignancy. One of novel anti-myeloma therapies is immunotherapy. Identification and use of novel, more potent tumor antigens are urgently needed to improve the effectiveness of the treatment. The purpose of this project is to seek and identify a new antigen DKK1 as a potentially important antigenic target to generate myeloma-killing T cells and then to examine whether these T cells could kill the myeloma cells in test tubes and a mouse model. As a result, this study may open a new avenue to eradicate tumor cells in myeloma patients in the future.
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