Marisa Wexler, MS, senior science writer —

Marisa holds a Master of Science in cellular and molecular pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied novel genetic drivers of ovarian cancer. Her areas of expertise include cancer biology, immunology, and genetics, and she has worked as a science writing and communications intern for the Genetics Society of America.

Articles by Marisa Wexler

Study Supports Use of Rituximab-containing Therapies in CAD

Therapies that contain Rituximab may be effective for people with cold agglutinin disease (CAD), a study suggests. The study, “Rituximab-containing therapy for cold agglutinin disease: a retrospective study of 16 patients,” was published in Scientific Reports. CAD is caused by cold agglutinins — a…

COVID-19 Thought To Be Cause of CAD in Woman in Case Report

A case report from Michigan suggests that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could cause cold agglutinin disease (CAD). Results showed that appropriate treatment, including folic acid and a steroid, lowered inflammation and nearly corrected levels of blood cells. The report, “Cold agglutinin disease and autoimmune hemolytic…

Study Finds Risk Factors for AIHA Following Stem Cell Transplant

Immune rejection and half-matched donors are risk factors for developing autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) following blood cancer-treating stem cell transplants, a study found. Titled “Autoimmune hemolytic anemia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adults: A southern China multicenter experience,” the study was published in the…