Haggerty: Marisa's Memory Fuels Race, Cancer Research
Almost every cent will go directly toward the pediatric cancer fight and toward making the lives of ill kids and their families better. A central figure in the research is Marisa Fund board member, Dr. Mitchell Cairo, professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College, said “Without it, many lives might not have been saved.” Cairo said new medications “unleash the brake on immune cells” that fight the disease. New immune-based therapies also provide a targeted approach to attacking Hodgkin‘s cells. And cells are being genetically engineered to attack Hodgkin’s cells.
Faculty Member: Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D., professor of pediatrics, medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology, and cell biology and anatomy