Health Topics: Cancer
Dr. David Jacobsohn is the division chief of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at Children's National.
Christopher Melkonian was six years old when he came down with a low-grade fever and diffuse bone pain. Unsure of what was happening, his parents Darlene and David took him to Children’s National Health System and soon found out that Christopher had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that affects white blood cells.
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Children's National Health System researchers joining other teams have uncovered new evidence that T-cells, a type of blood cells, can effectively restore antiviral immunity after transplantation for some of the most high-risk viruses following transplant.
Catherine Bollard, MD, a senior scientist in Children’s Research Institute, has been named Associate Editor of Blood, which is the journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).