Spotlight on Amyloidosis and Stem Cell Research: Robert Vescio MD – Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Robert Vescio spoke to CIRM’s governing board to promote awareness about amyloidosis, a rare, often fatal disease caused by the abnormal deposit of proteins called amyloids in various tissues of the body. Dr. Vescio, director of Cedars-Sinai’s multiple myeloma and amyloidosis program, explained the disease and described the current stem cell based treatment options. To learn about CIRM-funded projects related to blood cancers, visit our leukemia fact sheet