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The MDS-Leukemia Stem Cell Research Center

at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Passion for Research… Compassion for Patients Director: Azra Raza, M.D. Co-Director: Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., D. Phil.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a group of blood and bone marrow diseases that devastate the body’s ability to produce healthy blood cells. Currently there is no cure for MDS and treatment options are limited—about a third of MDS patients go on to develop acute leukemia. The MDS-Leukemia Stem Cell Research Center at Columbia University is working to change this, investigating the extraordinary power of stem cells to replenish blood cells for the possible benefit of its patients. Columbia physicians treat patients from around the world, creating unique opportunities for collaborations and shared resources—including access to the country’s largest MDS tissue repository housed at Columbia. This combination of clinical and basic research expertise has positioned Columbia to make significant strides in the search for treatments and a cure to MDS and leukemia.

For more information on how to support the MDS-Leukemia Stem Cell Research Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, please contact Jennifer Wayne jennifer.wayne@columbia.edu or (212) 305-4896.