The University at Buffalo is joining forces with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and other regional and national health and research leaders to develop blood tests that uncover hidden information in the cells of those exposed to the novel coronavirus to determine which patients will develop severe symptoms.
The project has the potential to advance understanding of COVID-19 and benefit patients worldwide.
Called the Western New York Immunogenomic COVID-19 Study, the new initiative unites three leading regional health care organizations: Roswell Park; UB, through the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Catholic Health.
This research is supported by a $150,000 gift from the 11 Day Power Play. Cancer patients are extremely vulnerable during this pandemic. Thank you to all the 11 Day Power Play supporters who helped make this possible.