Bone marrow transplantation can cure leukemia and other blood disorders, but it can come with significant risks. Physician-scientist Dr. Stephanie Lee is making transplantation safer with her research on chronic graft-vs.-host-disease, a common side effect of transplant. Dr. Lee is also associate director of the Hutch’s Clinical Research Division, directs its Long-Term Follow Up Research Program, and becomes president of the American Society of Hematology in December 2019.
Defeating cancer is like assembling an exceedingly tricky jigsaw puzzle. We may have some ideas about the big picture, but we're left with a jumble of interior pieces to match up. Fortunately, Dr. Phil Greenberg likes puzzles. Greenberg and his colleagues focus on one major portion of this puzzle: the function of disease-fighting immune cells called T cells. He has become a world expert in discovering how T cells can be manipulated to treat a range of cancers.