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  1. 2014 Bone Marrow Failure Disease Symposia - Penn State College of Medicine

    ... with Umbilical Cord Blood and Haploidentical Stem Cells : A new and effective Treatment option for patients with ... Witold B. Rybka, MD, Professor and Director, Stem Cell Transplant Program Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Penn State ...

    Page last updated 10/29/2014 - 3:39pm.

  2. Clinical Trials Report for April 2014

    ... anemia who need treatment for significantly low blood cell counts. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center ... treated with drugs that suppress the immune system or with stem cell transplant. People with SAA who receive these treatments are more ...

    Page last updated 04/18/2014 - 3:36pm.

  3. Clinical Trials Report for December 2014

    ... in Women Who Will Have Gonadotoxic Therapy or Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation, and in Women With Sickle Cell Disease Some ...

    Page last updated 11/25/2014 - 3:33pm.

  4. Interviews with the Experts Comorbidities: When Other Medical Conditions Affect MDS Treatment

    ... cases this particular comorbid condition can even help: red cell growth factors like darbepoetin (Aranesp®) or epoetin (Procrit®) can ... comorbidity, it can make patients ineligible for a stem cell transplant or for a clinical trial, and it can make their ...

    Interview last updated 11/17/2014 - 9:31am.

  5. Interviews with the Experts Managing MDS With Supportive Care and Active Treatment

    ... in case of an infection resulting from low white blood cell counts. How are decisions made about using these two different ... MDS, one that is potentially curative, is an allogeneic stem cell transplant , but not all patients are suited for or otherwise ...

    Interview last updated 09/22/2014 - 12:25pm.

  6. Conferences, Webinars and Webcasts

    ...   English   Bone Marrow Transplant Tutorial   English , Spanish     ...   Caregivers   Clinical Trials   Stem Cell Transplantation   Living Well   Nutrition   ...

    Page last updated 09/30/2014 - 11:50am.

  7. Recurrent and Secondary MDS

    ... after medical treatments, and even after an allogeneic stem cell transplant . So, I think of recurrent MDS to mean progression or ...

    Interview last updated 10/24/2012 - 1:12pm.

  8. Treating Higher-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... of MDS subtypes and whether the patient is dependent on red cell transfusions. In the WPSS, a score of three or above is considered ... the eventual goal or desired treatment is an allogeneic stem cell transplant . Depending on patient’s age and the stage or status ...

    Interview last updated 05/18/2012 - 1:55pm.

  9. Eltrombopag now an approved therapy for certain patients with severe aplastic anemia

    ... therapy and are not candidates for a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Eltrombopag, works by helping to increase production of ...

    Page last updated 08/27/2014 - 2:19pm.

  10. Interviews with the Experts MDS Genomics: Providing ‘Street View’ Directions of Disease

    ... for any study of chromosomes , genes, and DNA in a cell. “Genetics” is a more specific term that pertains to the study of just ... to toxins or as a normal consequence of aging. If a blood stem cell suffers DNA damage involving a gene important for blood production, ...

    Interview last updated 09/23/2014 - 9:30am.