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  1. Eltrombopag Added to IST Yields Encouraging Results

    ... cohort. We call this an adaptive study design – it wasn’t all envisioned at the start. Were there any other general aims as the ... would respond to the treatment. Telomeres get shorter with cell divisions and may represent how exhausted the bone marrow is prior ...

    Interview last updated 05/24/2017 - 7:44am.

  2. Cardiac iron overload in chronically transfused patients with thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, or myelodysplastic syndrome

    ... Bouabdallah K, Cavazzana M, Chauzit E, Baptiste A, Lefebvre T, Puy H, Elie C, Karim Z, Ernst O, Rose C ... myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). In patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA), iron does not seem to deposit quickly in the heart. ...

    Research Article last updated 03/22/2017 - 10:46am.

  3. Be The Match needs African American donors

    ... Thousands of people living with leukemia, sickle cell anemia and other blood cancers and disorders know that a cure is within reach. But for these patients, the cure isn't a "what" - but a "who." Finding the "who" can be quite challenging, ...

    Article last updated 04/11/2017 - 11:47am.

  4. Overcoming age barrier to transplantation

    ... For patients with blood cancers, it's a fight we simply can't afford to delay. Every three minutes, another person in the United States is ... Many have benefited from advances in hematopoietic stem cell transplants that can cure these and other diseases. These transplants ...

    Article last updated 04/03/2017 - 2:00pm.

  5. When a common cold is uncommonly perilous

    ... systems. This puts them at risk for infections that aren't a major threat to healthy people. But until now, the common cold (rhinovirus) ... is such a prevalent virus . . . about 25 percent of stem cell transplant patients get infected [with rhinovirus] during the first ...

    Article last updated 03/22/2017 - 9:33am.

  6. Identifying bone marrow failure in children

    ... some features in common: low blood counts due to poor blood cell production; congenital anomalies; and cancer predisposition. Only a subset ... (ITP), which typically resolves over 3-6 months. If it doesn't, then the child should be evaluated. Patients with physical ...

    Article last updated 03/15/2017 - 10:08am.

  7. Advances in antiviral drug cuts infection post SCT

    ... and improves survival in patients undergoing donor stem cell transplant Article Source:  ... of CMV infection in transplant patients that doesn’t produce side effects that negate the benefit of the drug itself, the study ...

    Article last updated 02/23/2017 - 7:26am.

  8. Outcomes after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... Hale GA, Hamilton BK, Jagasia M, Kamble RT, Kindwall-Keller T, Nishihori T Original Publication ... hematologic malignancies undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) has become an ...

    Research Article last updated 03/22/2017 - 9:24am.

  9. SAA patient finds unrelated donor match in 2 weeks

    ... says he is at peace with whatever happens, but it doesn’t mean he is giving up the fight. “It’s definitely not the way I choose ... 18 and 44, and want to register as a bone marrow/stem cell donor can do it at join.bethematch.org/hope4sarge or ... to cut back on climbing and kayaking. What he didn’t yet know was that his bone marrow was shutting down. LEARNED THE ...

    Article last updated 03/21/2017 - 11:19am.

  10. New study hails test to weigh SCT for MDS

    ... Genetic Profiling Can Guide Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Study Finds ... MDS. In patients 40 years old and over whose MDS didn’t carry TP53 mutations, those with mutations in RAS pathway genes or the JAK2 ...

    Article last updated 02/09/2017 - 9:03am.