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Haploidentical Transplant for MDS

Presenter(s): 
Topic(s): 
Bone Marrow Transplant
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Presentation Date: 
Tue, 05/18/2021 - 1:00pm (EDT)

Dr. Shaffer provides an overview of the haploidentical transplant process and discusses how this treatment option might be right for some MDS patients. 

Dr. Brian Shaffer is a board certified hematologist specializing in bone marrow transplantation for leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lymphoma and other bone marrow disorders.  He works with a team at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center to provide comprehensive cancer care to patients.  

Dr. Shaffer is a researcher as well as a clinician who focuses on the role of Natural Killer (NK) cells in outcomes after transplant.  NK cells are white blood cells that have anti-tumor and anti-infection properties.  Dr. Shaffer is also focused on improving outcomes for transplant patients without a matched sibling donor through his work as a principal investigator for a number of ongoing clinical trials. 

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