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  • A Dana-Farber study challenges the hypothesis that "cancer stem cells" — a small number of self-renewing cells within a tumor — are responsible for breast cancer progression and recurrence, and that wiping out these cells alone could cure the disease.

Tags: BreastCancer, StemCellTransplant

  • November is National Marrow Awareness month, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is encouraging people to help save lives by registering to be a potential bone marrow donor.

Tags: StemCellTransplant

  • An analysis of two dozen clinical studies finds most adults with poor-risk and intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukemia benefit from allogeneic stem cell transplants.

Tags: BasicResearch, StemCellTransplant, Leukemia

  • The program is one of only three nationwide that consistently outperformed the expected one-year survival rate for unrelated donor stem cell transplants in the US.

Tags: StemCellTransplant

  • Researchers report that patients with high-risk acute AML who received a cancer vaccine after a stem cell transplant had few complications and mounted a strong immune system attack on the disease.

Tags: StemCellTransplant, Leukemia

  • A novel drug proved more effective than standard treatment in patients who had life-threatening blockages in tiny blood vessels in the liver following stem-cell transplants.

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  • An innovative experimental treatment for boosting the effectiveness of stem-cell transplants with umbilical cord blood has a favorable safety profile in long-term animal studies, according to Dana-Farber's Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD.

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  • When Charlie was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4, his mother sent regular email updates to her large family and circle of friends. Her reflections grew into a touching chronicle of four years in the life of a child with cancer.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, StemCellTransplant, PatientVideos, Leukemia

  • A therapy involving a natural compound may improve the ability of stem cells from umbilical cord blood to engraft in patients receiving a stem cell transplant for cancer or other diseases.

Tags: BasicResearch, StemCellTransplant

  • The pre-cancerous blood disorder myelodsysplastic syndrome (MDS) affects between 35,000 and 55,000 people in the United States. Dana-Farber's David Steensma, MD, discusses MDS and its treatment.

Tags: StemCellTransplant, Leukemia

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