They hope that harnessing the power of stress in patients who undergo allogeneic transplant will lower their risk of developing a harmful condition called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) while preserving the beneficial graft-versus-tumor effect (GVT). If all goes well, they could launch a clinical trial within a year to pave the way for doing just that.
The ban on elective surgeries in Erie County that goes into effect this Friday, Dec. 4, as announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, does not apply to most of the surgeries at Roswell Park. Here are the details.