Patient Advocates


Paul Gianelli

Paul was born in Rome and emigrated to the US at the age of 8. He attended Fordham University and SUNY at Buffalo Law School and practiced law in Eastern Long Island for more than 45 years. In 2014, he was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and was successfully treated at MSK by Anas Younes.

Meghan Gutierrez

Meghan Gutierrez is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to funding lymphoma research and education, advancing both the study of new cancer therapies and improved patient care. The investigators and the participating institutions in the Lymphoma SPORE understand the importance of expanding the scientific collaboration beyond the SPORE grant in order to accelerate translating biologic discoveries into innovative treatment strategies that can improve the cure rate and quality of life of lymphoma patients.