Mark R. Litzow

Mayo Clinic, USA

Mark R. Litzow is the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and the Myeloid Disease-Oriented Group at the Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and an Associate Professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, and was then trained on internal medicine and hematology/oncology at the Mayo Clinic. He spent a year as a Mayo Foundation Scholar studying blood and marrow transplantation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Litzow has been the Cochair of the Leukemia Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group since 2001, and is currently the Vice Chair of North America for the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. His research interests include clinical trials for acute and chronic leukemia including blood and marrow transplantation, and transplantation for solid tumors and supportive care of blood and marrow transplant patients. He has been awarded RO1 funding for the use of autologous dendritic cell therapy for chronic myelogenous leukemia. Dr. Litzow is a member of multiple professional societies related to hematology/oncology and blood and marrow transplantation. He is the author of more than 100 manuscripts and several book chapters, where the vast majority of them are related to leukemia and blood and marrow transplantation.

Biography Updated on 9 June 2008

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