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© October, 2023
Author: Susan Stewart
Illustrations: Norm Bendell
Medical Advisors: Amin Alousi MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Michelle Bishop PhD, Coping with Cancer and Caregiving; Joseph Bubalo PharmD, Oregon Health & Science University; Corey Cutler MD, MPH, FRCPC, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Sharon Hymes MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Stephanie J. Lee MD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; Zhongui Katie Luo MD, PhD, Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Navneet Majhail MD, MS, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network; Steven Z. Pavletic MD, MS, National Cancer Institute; and Nathaniel S. Treister DMD, DMSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a complication that often occurs after a transplant using cells from a donor (an allogeneic transplant). This booklet will help you understand:
- the symptoms of GVHD
- the organs it can affect
- treatment options
- steps you can take to minimize the impact of GVHD on your daily life.
Managing GVHD requires a close working relationship between you and your healthcare team. The more you know, the better equipped you will be to take charge of your GVHD.
Many thanks to Sanofi and Incyte Corporation whose support, made this publication possible.