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2014-07-02 12:12:20

The JAMA Network Journals Use of a lower intensity bone marrow transplantation method showed promising results among 30 patients (16-65 years of age) with severe sickle cell disease, according to a study in the July 2 issue of JAMA. Myeloablative (use of high-dose chemotherapy or radiation) allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT; receipt of hematopoietic stem cells "bone marrow" from another individual) is curative for children with severe sickle cell disease, but...

2013-08-08 11:00:32

Researchers from Indiana University, the University of Michigan, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified and validated a biomarker accessible in blood tests that could be used to predict which stem cell transplant patients are at highest risk for a potentially fatal immune response called graft-versus-host disease. Although transplant specialists have been able to reduce its impact, graft-versus-host disease remains a leading cause of...

2012-12-10 16:43:16

First study in humans shows promise for preventing graft-versus-host disease following bone marrow transplant A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study, the first to test this treatment in people, combined the drug vorinostat with standard medications given after transplant,...

2010-12-21 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced $3 million in Convertible Note funding. The new funds will be used to prepare for Phase II trials of BPX-101, the company's DeCIDe(TM) vaccine for metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), and CaspaCIDe(TM), a cell therapy safety switch under initial development in the hematopoietic stem cell therapy (HSCT) setting. The new funding brings the total raised to date to $11.5 million, including...


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