International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium


InterLymph members at their June 2013 Annual Meeting in Dijon, France.

June 2013 Annual Meeting
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Overview

The InterLymph Consortium, or formally the International Consortium of Investigators Working on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Epidemiologic Studies, is an open scientific forum for epidemiologic research in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Formed in 2001, the Consortium is a group of international investigators who have completed or have ongoing case-control studies and who discuss and undertake research projects that pool data across studies or otherwise undertake collaborative research.

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Funding Sources

Support for logistical needs of the Consortium is provided by NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and GeneticsExternal Web Site Policy (DCEG), which is the intramural (in-house) research component of the Institute, and the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), which manages the epidemiology grant program for the Institute; the International Agency for Research on CancerExternal Web Site Policy (IARC); and the Leukaemia Research FundExternal Web Site Policy. Some investigators within the Consortium also have grant supportExternal Web Site Policy for research projects.

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Organizational Structure

InterLymph is led by a Coordinating Committee, which has a rotating membership. View list of current Coordinating Committee members.

The Consortium consists of five working groups focused on genetics, Hodgkin's lymphoma, immunity and infection, lifestyle and environment, and pathology and survival. View a list of contacts for each of the working groups.

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Objectives

Within the scope defined by its Mission, the objectives of InterLymph are to expand knowledge of lymphoma etiology and survival through:

  1. Fostering collaborations between researchers in different countries;
  2. Providing a framework for the efficient conduct and publication of original data meta-analyses of relevant studies;
  3. Providing a forum and framework for discussion, development and pursuit of new research directions; and
  4. Supporting the development of early career researchers.

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Membership

InterLymph welcomes researchers interested in pursuing epidemiologic or etiological studies of non-Hodgkin and/or Hodgkin lymphoma that would allow contribution to and/or participation in pooled studies.

If you are a researcher who is interested in becoming an InterLymph member, please contact Aaron Norman to request information about membership.

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Publications

InterLymph investigators have jointly published more than 20 scientific articles since 2005.

View a list of InterLymph publications.

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Annual Meetings

The InterLymph Consortium and its five working groups conducts annual meetings to discuss, coordinate and develop ongoing and future research projects. The 2013 InterLymph Annual Meeting was held June 24-26 in Dijon, France. Learn more about InterLymph annual meetings.

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Contacts

NCI Contacts
  • Martha Linet, M.D., M.P.H., Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI
  • Rao L. Divi, Ph.D., Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, DCCPS, NCI
Project Manager
  • Aaron Norman, M.P.H., Administrative Services - Research, Mayo Clinic

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