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.