Monkeypox in HCT and CAR T

In this latest episode of ASTCT Talks, Dr. Steven Pergam talks with Dr. Amy Spallone and Dr. Emily Ford to discuss Monkeypox in HCT and CAR T. They cover the basics of Monkeypox, risk factors for Monkeypox among patients, presenting symptoms for Monkeypox, vaccines for Monkeypox and more.

About Dr. Steven Pergam

Dr. Steven Pergam (@PergamIC) is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in the Division of Vaccine and Infectious Diseases.  He is also the Infection Prevention Director of the Cancer Center, and a faculty member of the University of Washington's Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases.  His research focuses on the epidemiology, treatment and prevention in high-risk immunosuppressed cancer patients.  He is particularly interested in vaccines and hospital acquired pathogens, and is a member of the ASTCT Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group.

About Dr. Amy Spallone

Dr. Amy Spallone (@A_Spallonii) is an Infectious Diseases physician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After completing a 2-year clinical fellowship and a 1-year advanced research fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, she joined the faculty in 2021 at MD Anderson, where she is the Associate Chief Infection Control Officer and Patient Safety & Quality Officer in her department. She is also involved in numerous treatment and lab-based clinical trials focused on viral pathogens in patients with hematologic malignancies and recipients of hematopoietic cell transplants and cellular therapies

About Dr. Emily Ford

Dr. Emily Ford is an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and an Associate in the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. She is a physician on the Infectious Diseases consult service at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and in the Roosevelt Virology Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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