Our Mission and History

The Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation (HCLF) seeks to improve outcomes for patients with hairy cell leukemia through research, by advancing knowledge about HCL among oncologists and hematologists, and by providing educational resources and comfort to patients and families.

In 2008, a group of hairy cell leukemia practitioners, patients, and donors met to discuss areas for collaboration to advance the treatment and management of HCL. Following this meeting, an international consortium of experts was formed to make further progress in the field. The collective effort of these experts ultimately merged with an existing volunteer-driven organization to create today’s Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation.


Our Leadership

Board of Directors and Staff


Board of Directors

Brian P. Friedman, President

Michael Margolin, MD, Vice President

Kenneth Jensen, Treasurer

Marc Stadtmauer, Secretary

Tim Maher

Keith Markbreiter

Scott Svoboda

Adi Weber

Kirk Zachary, MD

Directors Emeriti

Gene Farrell

Earl J. Stone

Executive Director

Anna T. Lambertson


Scientific Advisory Board


Board Chair

Dr. Michael Grever, Ohio State University, USA

Board Members

Dr. Francis Arena, NYU School of Medicine, USA

Daniel Catovsky, Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom

Dr. Brunangelo Falini, University of Perugia, Italy

Dr. Sudhir Gupta, University of California, Irvine, USA

Dr. James Johnston, Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology, Canada

Dr. Martin Tallman, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Dr. Enrico Tiacci, University of Perugia, Italy

Dr. Clive Zent, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA


Contact us


Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation

85 Broad St., 28th Fl.

New York, NY 10004

Phone: +1.224.355.7201

Email: info@hairycellleukemia.org


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