Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
Medical Director, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Fred Hutch / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Dr. Marco Mielcarek is the medical director of the Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Fred Hutch. His research focuses on graft-vs.-host disease, or GVHD, a potentially life-threatening complication in which newly transplanted cells attack the patient’s body. Dr. Mielcarek and his research colleagues are testing in clinical trials how to better prevent GVHD and how to effectively treat it without causing unwanted toxicity. He and his colleagues have shown that carefully timed infusions of high doses of cyclophosphamide, a common chemotherapy drug, can safely and effectively prevent GVHD after growth factor-mobilized blood stem transplantation.
University of Washington School of Medicine
M.D., Freie Universität Berlin, School of Medicine, Germany, 1986
Ph.D., Freie Universität Berlin, School of Medicine, 1987
Internal Medicine Residency, Freie Universität Berlin, 1987-1993
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Washington, 1998-2000
Medical Oncology Fellowship, University of Washington, 2000-2003
Preventing and more effectively treating graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation.