Items Tagged ‘Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant’

December 30th, 2015

Myeloablative Treatment Regimens Superior to Reduced Intensity Treatment for AML and MDS Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant

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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) is a standard and potentially curative treatment for individuals with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Historically only high dose myeloablative treatment regimens were utilized since they were thought necessary to eradicate the malignant cells in the bone marrow. In recent years, SCT physicians have increasingly used reduced […]

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Tags: Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant, AML, General Myelodysplastic Syndrome, hematopoietic stem cell transplant, Leukemia, MDS, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, News, sct, Stem Cell Transplant


August 6th, 2012

Antiretroviral Drug May Prevent Graft-Versus-Host Disease

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The drug Selzentry® (maraviroc), which is typically used to treat HIV infection, may help prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a potentially lethal complication of stem cell transplants, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Stem cell transplantation (also called bone marrow transplantation) is a procedure often used to treat […]

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Tags: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant, News, Stem Cell Transplant


May 23rd, 2011

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years

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A study of “chemo brain”—the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that patients may experience after chemotherapy—suggests that the condition improves substantially over time for a majority of patients. For some patients, however, symptoms may persist for more than five years after treatment. These findings were recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Chemo brain refers […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Advanced Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Aggressive/Intermediate Grade Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant, Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Early Stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma


October 27th, 2008

Specific Changes in Immune System Components Predict Likelihood of Fungal Infection in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants

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Specific Changes in Immune System Components Predict Likelihood of Fungal Infection in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants Changes in specific immune system components referred to as toll-like receptors (TLRs) predict the likelihood of patients becoming infected with the serious fungal infection, aspergillosis. Treatment with stem cell transplants is used in several different types of cancers. A […]

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August 12th, 2008

Injection of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells into Bone Appears Promising for Leukemia

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Injection of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells into Bone Appears Promising for Leukemia The injection of stem cells collected from umbilical cords into the pelvic bone of patients with leukemia appears promising; however, longer follow-up is necessary to determine outcomes for these patients. These results were recently published in an early online publication of the Lancet […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant