|Grant ID: RR170008|
Recruitment of Established Investigators
February 15, 2017
Two of the biggest hurdles in bone marrow transplantation for treating blood cancers are preventing a patient’s immune system from rejecting the transplant, and graft-vs.-host disease, where the immune system of the donor attacks the patient’s organs. These factors usually require a close match between donor and patient.
But now an immunologist recruited to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center brings novel insights about finding ways to trick the immune system into accepting transplants it would otherwise reject, potentially widening the pool of donors.