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Hello, I am Parvathi Ranganathan and I am an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For most patients with blood cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a bone-marrow transplant (BMT) is the only cure. However, this chance for a cure is threatened by a lethal complication called acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease (aGVHD).
Acute GVHD arises when donor T cells recognize the recipient of the BMT as foreign and mount an unchecked, inflammatory response that is ultimately fatal.
The research efforts in my laboratory are dedicated to understanding the biology of aGVHD so that we can develop novel and selective therapies for this disease.
My research has received funding from Pelotonia that has helped to bring the bench-side discoveries from my laboratory to the clinic to improve patient outcomes post-transplant. It is a privilege to be a participant and a benefactor of the unstoppable phenomenon-Pelotonia, where we all come together for one goal – END CANCER.
Please join me in supporting this cause and let’s save lives. Remember - 100% of every single dollar raised is directed to life-saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Your support matters. Join me. Together, we are unstoppable.