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Ayman Raddad

Sector : Business , Banking

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  • Country of residence : American Samoa
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1972
  • Age : 49
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At the Stanford University School of Medicine, Palestinian-American physician-scientist Basil M. Hantash is overseeing a team of researchers working on nothing less than a stem cell-based cure for bloodborne cancers. This cure could be ready for application in humans in as little as 3-5 years.

"We're creating a universal donor adult stem cell," says Hantash "and the implications for bloodborne cancer sufferers could be enormous. Patients wouldn't have to endure lifelong chemotherapy to prevent donor tissue rejection - and they wouldn't lose their hair, suffer from nausea or internal bleeding, significantly mitigating treatment related side effects. Right now there's an enormous donor matching problem leading to lengthy waiting lists; often times, patients pass away before finding a match. Our solution would reduce or eliminate the need to find a match."

"Treatment that used to take months or years could be cut to under a month," adds Hantash.

Born in Illinois in 1972, Hantash was inspired to pursue medicine after visiting his grandfather in a Palestinian refugee camp. "Shortly after returning to the States I learned he passed away," he says. "I realized that the medical system in Palestine had been stifled by the Israeli occupation and I wanted to help that system evolve."

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