Blood Cancer Research Moves from Lab to Clinic with University of Rochester CTSI Help


Laura Calvi, M.D., a prominent cancer researcher at the University of Rochester's Wilmot Cancer Institute, recently achieved what a lot of researchers only dream of: Her years of lab research have translated to a clinical trial that has begun to benefit patients.

With the help of a UR CTSI Incubator award, Calvi’s discoveries from the lab are starting to have a tangible impact on patients with myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of blood cancer that requires frequent blood transfusions. Like many successful translational projects, Calvi cites a strong team approach and many close collaborations as the keys to the project’s success.

CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce
Goal 4: Innovate Processes to Increase the Quality and Efficiency of Translational Research, Particularly of Multisite Trials