Michael Butts, an avid fly fisher, swimmer and outdoorsman, spent over 30 years working 12-hour days as a construction site manager, considered by many as a “legend” in his field. Always one to seek out a challenge, Michael studied and received more certifications than anyone else at his company. For years, working in the harsh outside elements never affected him until he noticed a new trend. Even after a long hot shower, he could not warm up after a long day out in the cold. He knew something was wrong. His wife encouraged him to see a doctor and with just one word – “cancer” – his life was forever changed.
Dr. Alexandra Gomez, Hematology and Oncology Fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine and New-York Presbyterian (WCM/NYP), was named one of ten 2018 Young Ambassadors of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation’s (EBMT). EBMT’s Young Ambassador Program highlights talented, rising star scientists, doctors and nurses specializing in the field of bone marrow transplant.
Our Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant (BMT) team and in-patient oncology staff wished our patients and families a healthy and peaceful 2018 by spreading holiday cheer with a roaming cart filled with sweet treats.
The Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program researchers and physicians made a vast impact at this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, an educational gathering of over 25,000 clinicians and scientists from around the world who are working to conquer blood disease.
Sickle cell disease (SSD) is a genetically inherited disease affecting the red blood cells, causing them to change from a normal round form to a twisted shape. This adversely impacts their ability to carry oxygen throughout the body, and makes the cells more susceptible to be destroyed easily which can cause severe anemia.
In the past few weeks, devastating storms have forced people out of their homes and away from their cancer care facilities, highlighting a need for better education and preparedness surrounding the medical consequences of natural disasters. Click here for tips to help minimize the harm that a natural disaster or public emergency can cause to your personal health.
On July 23rd, over 300 bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients and families, staff members and physicians boarded the Hornblower Infinity to celebrate life after transplant on our annual boat cruise.