M. Lia Palomba, MD

About Me

I am a hematologist-oncologist who specializes in the study and treatment of lymphoma. My work focuses on the development of novel therapies for patients with B cell lymphoma, particularly the indolent lymphomas (follicular, marginal zone, small lymphocytic) and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, as well as chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

My research interest is in tumor immunology and signal transduction. I am involved in the development of novel therapies that exploit the immune system as a way to treat cancer. I am also interested in developing targeted therapies for lymphoma and in understanding the mechanisms by which these therapies work.

I am also a member of the Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Clinical Trial Group.

  • Clinical Expertise: Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL); waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia; Translational Studies in Lymphoma
  • Languages Spoken: English; Italian
  • Education: MD, University of Pavia
  • Residencies: Internal Medicine - Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Fellowships: Hematology - IRCCS Hospital San Mateo; Hematology/Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Board Certifications: Hematology (Italy); Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology

My Research

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Clinical Trials

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