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Mielcarek lands $2.2 million GVHD grant

NHLBI grant will expand research into protective mechanisms of statins against severe acute graft-vs.-host disease in transplant patients

May 16, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division’s Dr. Marco Mielcarek has received $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to continue research on whether statin treatment is effective at reducing the risk of graft-vs.-host disease in patients receiving an allogeneic stem cell transplant. While statins are a class of drugs for treating high cholesterol, they also have immune-modulating effects.

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may protect transplant patients

Clinical researchers find statins may lower GVHD risk

March 29, 2010 | By Dean Forbes

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