Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant

Myeloablative Treatment Regimens Superior to Reduced Intensity Treatment for AML and MDS Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant (12-30-2015)

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 myeloablative treatment regimens were utilized since... Continue Reading

Antiretroviral Drug May Prevent Graft-Versus-Host Disease (08-6-2012)

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 to the results of a study published in the New... Continue Reading

Many Patients with “Chemo Brain” Recover within Five Years (05-23-2011)

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. For some patients, however, symptoms may persist... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapy for Children Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant (07-19-2010)

Complementary therapies such as massage and humor therapy may not help children cope with the potential emotional distress associated with stem cell transplantation, according to findings recently reported in Cancer. Stem cell transplantation involves... Continue Reading

Statins May Reduce Acute Graft-versus-host Disease (03-8-2009)

Statins May Reduce Acute Graft-versus-host Disease Researchers from Ohio State University have reported that statins may reduce the risk of developing acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) among patients who undergo allogeneic stem cell transplants.... Continue Reading

Stem Cell Transplant Procedures Vary Throughout the World (03-8-2009)

Stem Cell Transplant Procedures Vary Throughout the World Stem cell transplant practices vary substantially among physicians treating adults and children with hematologic malignancies (cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukemias and lymphomas).... Continue Reading

Specific Changes in Immune System Components Predict Likelihood of Fungal Infection in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants (10-27-2008)

Specific Changes in Immune System Components Predict Likelihood of Fungal Infection in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants Changes in specific immune system components referred to as toll-like receptors (TLRs) predict the likelihood of patients becoming... Continue Reading

Injection of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells into Bone Appears Promising for Leukemia (08-12-2008)

Injection of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells into Bone Appears Promising for Leukemia The injection of stem cells collected from umbilical cords into the pelvic bone of patients with leukemia appears promising; however, longer follow-up is necessary to determine... Continue Reading