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  1. Total Marrow and Lymphoid Irradiation and Chemotherapy Before Donor Transplant in Treating Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome or Acute Leukemia

    ... together with chemotherapy before donor stem cell transplant in treating patients with myelodysplasticsyndrome or acute ... is, instead of applying radiation to the whole body. Stem cell transplants use high doses of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, such as ... T 586 Other: Laboratory Biomarker Analysis Correlative studies Drug: ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 12:58pm.

  2. Kathryn (Kate) Bauer, Retired MDS Patient Living Life to the Fullest Since Transplant

    ... syndromes (MDS). My first thought was, "I can't even spell it!"  The stage was Refractory Anemia with Excess ... and also had the first of about 50 red blood cell transfusions. Ten days later, a day after my 59th birthday, I bit a ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 07/23/2015 - 9:38am.

  3. Exercise

    ... within the last year and/or if your white blood cell count is low If you are undergoing radiation therapy, avoid ... be part of our daily lives and it should be fun. It doesn’t have to be high intensity or inconvenient. Disregard the old saying of “no ...

    Page last updated 12/28/2016 - 12:06pm.

  4. Nutrition

    ... If you have a very low neutrophil count (low white blood cell count), ask your doctor about a special diet called a neutropenic ... including potatoes, applesauce or rice. If you aren’t eating these foods, then take Benefiber or similar product:  2-3 teaspoons ...

    Page last updated 03/07/2017 - 3:19pm.

  5. Joseph Oved, MD

    ... model proposes that the immune system and specifically T cells are responsible for this destruction. Pediatric and adult aplastic ... patients with aplastic anemia have a tendency to develop cell populations that are predisposed to myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia. ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 06/08/2017 - 10:40am.

  6. Youmna Kfoury, PhD

    ... 1-    Confirm preliminary data on the human mesenchymal cell population corresponding to the mouse Osterix+ cells in the bone ... L., Kempton, H.R., Dahlman, J.E., Parnas, O., Eisenhaure, T.M., Jovanovic, M., et al. (2014). CRISPR-Cas9 knockin mice for genome editing ...

    Grant Recipient last updated 12/15/2016 - 12:56pm.

  7. Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

    ... different types of MPN are generally defined by the type of cell which is most affected. They include: Chronic myelogenous leukemia ... many cells. In myelodysplastic syndromes, blood cells don’t mature and begin to fill the bone marrow. Certain types of ...

    Topic section last updated 07/07/2016 - 3:19pm.

  8. Overlap Syndromes: When PNH Appears with Aplastic Anemia or MDS

    ... (scarring in the marrow), a chronically high white blood cell or platelet count, especially if they have the JAK2 ... not generally develop after an MDS diagnosis, if they didn’t already have PNH to begin with. Are there any areas where the boundaries ...

    Interview last updated 05/14/2015 - 1:53pm.

  9. Conditioning Regimen and the Transplantation of Unrelated Donor Umbilical Cord Blood in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies.

    ... disorder; Therapy related AML; White cell count at presentation > 100,000; Presence of extramedullary leukemia ... Presence of a high-risk cytogenetic abnormality such as t(9;22), t(1;19), t(4;11) or other MLL rearrangements (11q23)or other high-risk ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 04/29/2016 - 3:51pm.

  10. My Son's Aplastic Anemia -- A Mother's Account

    ... hemoglobin was 31, platelets were 3 and his white cell count was 0. The doctors were amazed he was still alive. My sister was ... to see if she could be a bone marrow match, but she wasn’t, so my son had to undergo immediate treatment with antithymocyte globulin ...

    Patient Chronicle last updated 12/15/2016 - 11:21am.