Dr. Mitchell Cairo
Translational Research Grant
– Hodgkin Lymphoma
New York Medical College
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Dr. Mitchell Cairo’s Research
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:
- Cancer genetics and treatment of childhood and adolescent hematological malignancies
- Genetically re-engineering immune cells to enhance targeted adoptive cellular cancer immunotherapy
- Tumor immunology and identifying targets for humoral targeted immunotherapy
- Stem cell biology, cancer stem cells, and regenerative therapy
- Developing targeted therapy for childhood, adolescent and young adult solid tumors and brain tumors
- 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.
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 2018 marks the 36th year of sustained and continuous support of our research mission on children and adolescents with cancer. Over this long-standing partnership, pediatric cancer survival rates have improved significantly for certain types of cancers from 20% to 90%!