“It remains a privilege, after nearly 40 years of doing this, to be allowed to take care of somebody who has these diseases.”
Stephen J. Forman, M.D., is an international expert in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation. He is co-editor of Thomas’ Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, a definitive textbook for clinicians, scientists and health care professionals.
Dr. Forman exudes the special blend of zealous determination and compassion typical of City of Hope team members, illustrated by his own words: “We come to work every day thinking ‘cure ...’ Once we've extended our hand and grabbed yours, we don't let it go.”
In nearly 40 years at City of Hope, Dr. Forman has been instrumental in dramatically advancing survival rates for blood disorders. He is deeply involved with the translational and clinical research at City of Hope's Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center, Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research and Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research.
His current projects are focused on immunotherapy — using the body's own immune system to attack cancer. Much of his current work centers on T cells and their cancer-fighting potential.
March 24, 2016
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