The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation is proud to have provided over $185,000 to fund research, primarily concerning Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD). GvHD is the main contributor to mortality following bone marrow transplantations in patients with leukemia.
This research is being conducted primarily by Dr. Kenneth Cooke from University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Cooke’s research efforts are directed toward understanding the specific mechanisms responsible for GvHD and developing more effective strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of each complication. He is currently working on determining the role cells have on causing inflammation in organs, and the novel strategies to prevent or treat GvHD.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is one of several organizations* supported by the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation. The LLS offers a comprehensive array of services to patients and families touched by blood cancers. A diagnosis of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma brings many daily challenges. LLS is committed to providing support and guidance to patients, families and the healthcare professionals who care for them. All the services are provided at no cost to patients and their families, and include:
- Patient Education Programs
- Information Resource Center (IRC)
- Family Support Groups
- First Connection
- Patient Financial Aid
- Co-Pay Assistance Program
Viracor-IBT Laboratories is dedicated to being the leading specialty diagnostics laboratory partner in immunology, infectious disease and allergy testing. They provide doctors and hospitals the tests, results and support they need to deliver the best care possible, and Viracor-IBT collaborates with pharmaceutical researchers to solve difficult problems supporting accelerated drug development. Viracor-IBT offers a range of unique clinical laboratory and biopharmaceutical services and provides exceptional test turnaround times. More than 4,000 healthcare providers, commercial laboratories and biopharmaceutical companies rely on them for their unique and convenient services.
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Linking curing & caring from diagnosis through survivorship
- Survivorship Resources
- Original Publications
- Informative Webcasts
- Emmy Award-winning Video
- Online Resource Library
- Peer Support on Call
- Telephone Education/Support Groups
The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.
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