Recent Stem Cell Transplant News

Genetic profiling can guide stem cell transplantation for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (February 21, 2017)

A single blood test and basic information about a patient’s medical status can indicate which patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are likely to benefit from a stem cell transplant, and the intensity... Continue Reading

HOVON Trial: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Remains Superior to Novel Agents for Treatment of Multiple Myeloma (October 12, 2016)

A large, comparative, phase III HOVON clinical trial recently confirmed that upfront autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) should still be the treatment of choice in younger patients with newly diagnosed... Continue Reading

Defitelio® Approved for Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant (March 30, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Defitelio® (defibrotide sodium) for the treatment of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) following a stem cell transplant. Defitelio... Continue Reading

Myeloablative Treatment Regimens Superior to Reduced Intensity Treatment for AML and MDS Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant (December 30, 2015)

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... Continue Reading

Prospective Study Shows Age Doesn’t Affect Survival Outcomes in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Who Receive a Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) (December 14, 2015)

Results from a prospective study of 1,280 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) showed that survival at 100 days and at two years following hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) for patients aged... Continue Reading

Treatment with Early Stem Cell Transplant Improves Outcomes in Aggressive NHL (November 12, 2013)

Early autologous stem cell transplantation resulted in improved progression-free survival in patients with high-intermediate risk or high-risk disease who experienced a response to induction therapy, according... Continue Reading

Zevalin Plus BEAM Chemotherapy Superior to BEAM Alone in Aggressive Lymphoma (March 22, 2013)

Standard-dose Zevalin® (ibritumomab tiuxetan) combined with BEAM high-dose chemotherapy is safe and possibly more effective than BEAM therapy alone as a conditioning regimen for autologous stem cell transplantation... Continue Reading

Antiretroviral Drug May Prevent Graft-Versus-Host Disease (August 6, 2012)

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... Continue Reading

Mini-Transplants Continue to Show Promise for Older Patients with AML (November 10, 2011)

Less toxic cancer treatment followed by an allogeneic stem cell transplant is showing promise for older patients with advanced blood and bone marrow cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). These... Continue Reading

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years (May 23, 2011)

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.... Continue Reading

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