Dr. Mitchell Cairo, Director, Foundation Laboratory, Research Programs

dr-cairo-researchDr. Mitchell Cairo

New York Medical College

Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital




Dr. Mitchell Cairo is the Director of The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Laboratory at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at New York Medical College.  His team is focused on six overarching areas of research. These state of the art research initiatives include:

  1. Cancer genetics and treatment of childhood and adolescent hematological malignancies;
  2. Genetically re-engineering immune cells to enhance targeted adoptive cellular cancer immunotherapy;
  3. Tumor immunology and identifying targets for humoral targeted immunotherapy;
  4. Stem cell biology, cancer stem cells, and regenerative therapy;
  5. Developing targeted therapy for childhood, adolescent and young adult solid tumors and brain tumors.
  6. Translational therapeutic consortiums for childhood and adolescent cancer therapy.

Dr. Cairo’s translational consortium research programs will be testing targeted cellular therapy against Hodgkin Lymphoma in patients who have failed first or second line therapy.

In addition, they have developed several national translational research consortiums concentrating on Stem Cell Transplantation for high risk patients with Acute Leukemia, Lymphoma cell therapy, Pediatric Sarcoma cell therapy, Familial Stem Cell Transplantation for high risk Sickle Cell Disease, and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma translational research and treatment.

In demonstrating his commitment to advancing research Dr. Cairo serves as co-host for the International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.  This conference gathers individuals from around the globe to further develop cures and treatments for pediatric cancer.

Dr. Cairo is indebted to PCRF’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board Members, officers and volunteers for their generous support of the aforementioned pediatric cancer research programs. The year 2015 marks the 33nd year of sustained and continuous support in our research mission on children and adolescents with cancer. PCRF and Dr. Cairo are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner in the enhancement of the pediatric cancer survival rate from 20% to 90% in the last 35 years.

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