“The long-term goal of my work is to induce tolerance after transplantation, a state where patients can be taken off the immunosuppressive drugs following their life-saving surgeries. We hoped that transplant ‘without drugs’ would not only improve the quality of life of the patients, but would prolong their life and the life of the generously donated organ. Based on decades of work led by Dr. Strober’s laboratory here at Stanford, our team has been able to ‘translate’ this research to the bedside. More than a dozen of our patients have successfully been taken off drugs for up to 5 years. We are working to expand on this early success.”

Stephan Busque, M.D. M.Sc., Professor of Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center