Gunilla Enblad – Tumour biology and clinical studies of lymphomas and prostate cancer
In our projects we study different types of lymphomas, i.e. diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and follicular lymphoma, and prostate cancer. Our goal is to increase the knowledge about the biology behind the diseases and how afflicted patients can be treated in the best way. We also want to contribute to the development of new, improved treatment strategies.
Lymphomas are a group of tumours that originate from the lymph system and where white blood cells grow in an uncontrolled way. There are several types of lymphoma that can be more or less aggressive.
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is one of the most common types of lymphoma. It is an aggressive type and patients that are not treated have a short survival. Hodgkin lymphoma is less common but often affect younger patients and has a good prognosis. However, late side effects of treatment are a threat to the patient’s health. Mantle cell lymphoma is a very aggressive lymphoma with a poor prognosis.
Our projects on prostate cancer and ovarian cancer include clinical and biological studies of the diseases.