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

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Guidelines for stem cell transplants in older patients with myelodysplastic syndromes

A new study by an international team led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists provides the first statistically-based guidelines for determining whether a stem cell transplant is appropriate for older patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) – the most common blood disorders in people over 60 years of age, and frequently a precursor for leukemia. Using mathematical … Continue reading Guidelines for stem cell transplants in older patients with myelodysplastic syndromes