In this personal consideration of the effects of mortal disease, David C. Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, describes his experience with refractory idiopathic multi centric Castleman’s Disease (iMCD), an autoimmune disease that attacks and disables key organs in the body. A researcher as well as clinician, Dr. Fajgenbaum combined data analysis, research and experimentation at the Penn Center for Precision Medicine to define the role of the mTOR pathway in the autoimmunity of iMCD, and ultimately, to develop a treatment regimen for the disease. Dr. Fajgenbaum is a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine at Penn Medicine.
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