Since joining City of Hope in 2002, Ryotaro Nakamura, M.D. has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research in stem cell transplantation and development of cancer vaccines. Among his promising projects: A study indicating that bone marrow transplants may be effective in treating systemic mastocytosis, a rare blood disease with no known cure, and the use of vaccines to replace antivirals which can often spawn deadly infections.
2008 to 2009 - Recipient, Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Fellowship Award
2000 - Fellows Travel Award for the Tenth Annual Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Hematology/Oncology Reviews. Intensive immunosuppression with high-dose cyclophosphamide and autologous CD34+ selected hematopoietic cell support for treatment of chronic refractory autoimmune thrombocytopenia (AITP): Jacksonville, FL