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A healthy blood system is essential to all human life. We are investigating what constitutes a healthy blood system and diligently working on improving bone marrow and cord blood transplants. These blood products are important to all oncology programs. Blood transfusion products are required in routine cancer treatment to support chemotherapy regimens and bone marrow transplantation is the only curative procedure for eligible patients with leukemia.

Principal Investigators

Mick Bhatia

Mick Bhatia

Director and Senior Scientist

Kristin Hope

Kristin Hope

Principal Investigator

Yu Lu

Yu Lu

Principal Investigator

Related Projects

To develop cell-based tools for use in drug screening of patient-specific stem cells.

To identify novel therapeutics that can target the bone marrow environment to destroy and prevent leukemia. By better understanding the optimal bone marrow conditions needed to support healthy blood stem cells, this study also has the potential to improve stem cell transplantation therapies.

The combination of standard of care chemotherapy, coupled with novel drugs discovered by our group, is hoped to prevent cancer relapse.

Related News

SCC-RI Alumnus Leading German Cancer Immunotherapy Group

SCC-RI Alumnus Leading German Cancer Immunotherapy Group

Bhatia Lab alumnus Dr. Borhane Guezguez is leading a new investigator group for cancer immunotherapy in Germany. [...]

Paige Collins

Paige Collins | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Highlights From McMaster's 5th Annual StemCell Talks Symposium

Highlights From McMaster's 5th Annual StemCell Talks Symposium

StemCellTalks organizers, Solen Abdulla and Michelle Ly, provide their highlights from the symposium's 5th year at McMaster. [...]

Solen Abdulla

Solen Abdulla | Friday, April 28, 2017

Bhatia Lab Helps Human Cells Find Balance

Bhatia Lab Helps Human Cells Find Balance

In a study published today in Cell Reports, the Bhatia lab describes how they uncovered a solution to a major roadblock in unlocking the potential of hPSCs. [...]

Paige Collins

Paige Collins | Tuesday, April 4, 2017