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Topics Covered

  • Definition of Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) Post Allogeneic Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Understanding How GVHD Develops, including Finding GVHD Early
  • Common Signs & Symptoms of GVHD
  • Types of GVHD: Chronic & Acute
  • Current Standard of Care for Managing GVHD
  • New & Promising Treatment Approaches for GVHD
  • Clinical Trials: How Research Increases Treatment Options
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about GVHD
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Markus Y. Mapara, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Program, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Zachariah DeFilipp, MD

Assistant in Medicine, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on October 17, 2019.

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