Stem Cell Transplant

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

Kepivance Reduces Toxicity of High-dose Therapy for Multiple Myeloma (03-24-2010)

Among patients undergoing high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma, a three-day short course of KepivanceĀ® (palifermin) reduces the toxicity of treatment. These results were published in the Annals of Oncology. Multiple... 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

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