Immune system marker may improve bone marrow transplant outcomes

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators prove that an immune marker predicts transplant success and improves selection of bone marrow donors. The risk of death following bone marrow transplantation can be reduced about 60 percent using a new technique to identify bone marrow donors who make the most potent cancer-fighting immune cells, according to research … Continue reading Immune system marker may improve bone marrow transplant outcomes

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Ovarian cancer metastases influenced by factors in target tissues

Both milky spots and fat cells in omentum promote cancer cell migration, growth and spread. Cancer researchers have wondered why ovarian cancer cells are so attracted to the abdominal cavity, especially the omentum, with the hope that such an understanding could lead to better disease management or even prevention. Results from a series of experiments … Continue reading Ovarian cancer metastases influenced by factors in target tissues