Young adult survivors most distressed after leukemia and lymphoma treatment

Two University of Colorado Cancer Center studies published in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology show that young adult survivors (ages 18-39) of leukemia and lymphoma are more likely to report high distress than older survivors (ages 65+). Specifically, 45 percent of younger patients report moderate-to-high distress, whereas only 18 percent of older patients report similarly elevated levels. … Continue reading Young adult survivors most distressed after leukemia and lymphoma treatment

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Breakthrough in treating leukemia, lymphoma with umbilical cord blood stem cells

Study finds that growing stem cells in lab before transplant boosts survival Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. Now a study lead by a Loyola University Medical Center oncologist has found that growing cord blood stem cells in a laboratory before … Continue reading Breakthrough in treating leukemia, lymphoma with umbilical cord blood stem cells