New Research Grant Award

Dr. Cairo was recently awarded a 4-year grant from the Department of Defense. Novel combinatorial targeted chimeric antigen receptor natural killer cell based cellular immunotherapy with adjuvant immunomodulation in patients with AML The objecitve of this grant funded research is to enhance mission readiness by reducing the gaps in AML prognosis (dismal outcomes) and create

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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited genetic disease in which a person’s red blood cells contort into a sickle shape, causing cells to die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells. This can lead to infection, fatigue (sickle cell anemia), and blockage of blood flow causing pain (sickle cell crisis), stroke and

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Nate is a sweet caring 13 year old boy who loves to swim and golf. He was 10 years old when he was having leg pain for two weeks without a cut or bruise. Mom’s instinct got him to the pediatrician, then an xray and MRI which showed that Nate had Non Hodgkin’s B Cell

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Emma (Angel)

On September 20, 2020 we had the pleasure of interviewing Emma and her mom, Jennifer.  Emma, fondly nicknamed “Warrior Princess Emma” was a beautiful 15-year old young woman who was wise well beyond her years. Many would say she was an “old soul” and with everything she went through in her young life, it was

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Emily Thatcher is an all around warm, caring and compassionate person. She greets life with a big smile and positive energy. This has not changed since she was diagnosed with Leukemia in January 2010. Emily is the 16-year-old daughter of Rob and Lenore Thatcher of Chester, NY; she has an older brother Brendan who is

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Anthony “Lilo”

Little Anthony was born December 27, 2008, a very healthy bouncy baby boy…my junior. A miracle of all miracles. My faith had come to fruition. I finally had a son! The first couple years were beautiful and very fulfilling as you might expect. But, just after Anthony turned two he started to have unexplained fevers that would

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