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2011-08-08 06:49:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows removing lymph nodes because of the presence of microscopic cancer cells found in the sentinel node has no impact on survival among women with early-stage breast cancer. Researchers studied more than 5,000 women with breast cancer at 126 sites around the country. All the participants underwent breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node dissection. The sentinel lymph node is the one that is closest to the tumor. Results showed survival outcomes...

2011-08-04 16:54:49

Findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers may suggest new strategies for successful donor adult stem cell transplants in patients with blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The study, published Aug. 5 in Cell Stem Cell, showed for the first time that adult blood stem cells can be regulated to overcome an immune response that leads to transplant rejection. It also opens up further studies in stem cell immunology, said Dr. Chengcheng "Alec" Zhang, assistant...

2011-08-01 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abigail Breslin who starred in "My Sister's Keeper" alongside Cameron Diaz in 2009 is now starring in a PSA urging fans to join the fight against leukemia by registering to become a bone marrow donor with DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center. The film, which is about a young girl who tries to earn medical emancipation from her mother so she doesn't have to donate her kidney to her older sister, ignited a real life friendship between...

2011-07-27 14:29:00

Avon Foundation for Women-sponsored white paper reports latest lymphedema clinical advances that could benefit many of the 2.3 million U.S. breast cancer survivors NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel issued a white paper examining new evidence that shows early detection and intervention hold the greatest promise for reducing breast cancer-related lymphedema, which affects up to one-third of the 180,000 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients annually and...

2011-07-26 22:03:11

Study reported in Journal of the American Medical Association A new study shows that removing lymph nodes due to the presence of occult, or microscopic, cancer cells found in the sentinel lymph node "“ the one closest to the tumor -- has no impact on survival outcomes of women with early-stage breast cancer. The principal investigator of the study is Armando E. Giuliano, MD, of Cedars-Sinai, who already is renowned for his clinical expertise and for his seminal research on lymph node...

2011-07-15 07:21:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Studies show that stem cell therapy may be the diagnosis in restoring cognition for patients with brain cancer. Some patients who suffer from brain cancer experience functional learning and memory loss often associated with radiation treatment. Although radiation therapy has been the standard of care for patients with brain cancer, it can have severe and devastating side effects. Radiation therapy utilizes high-energy radiation to shrink and kill cancer cells, but it may...

2011-07-14 15:41:56

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported markedly improved survival of pediatric patients transplanted for high-risk leukemia regardless of donor; cite treatment advances and better donor selection Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled in recent years for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with patients who lacked genetically matched donors recording the most significant gains. The results are believed to be the...

2011-07-14 10:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported markedly improved survival of pediatric patients transplanted for high-risk leukemia regardless of donor; cite treatment advances and better donor selection MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled in recent years for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with patients who lacked genetically matched donors recording...

2011-07-07 19:00:43

Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now that results of two clinical trials show transplant results with half-matched bone marrow or umbilical cord blood are comparable to fully matched tissue, thanks in large part to the availability of effective antirejection drugs and special post-transplant chemotherapy. The finding means that nearly all patients in need of a transplant can find donors, according to Johns...

2011-07-07 05:45:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Key points: Mesoblast's first Phase 3 trial submission cleared by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Rapid clearance (within 30 days) further validation of Mesoblast's clinical, regulatory, and manufacturing capabilities Mesoblast's proprietary adult stem cells expand hematopoietic precursor cells in umbilical cord blood 40-fold, enabling rapid bone marrow reconstitution with lowered risk of life-threatening Graft Versus...


Latest Lymphatic system Reference Libraries

Lymph Node
2013-03-04 14:27:41

A lymph node is an immune system organ that is widely distributed throughout various places in the body. There are about 500-600 nodes in an individual adult, with clusters of lymph nodes found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen. The lymphatic system as a whole is responsible for acting as the body’s primary mechanism of defense. Each node is oval-shaped, and measures between a few millimeters and a few centimeters long. They are linked to one another by lymphatic vessels and...

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

Bone Marrow Transplantation (journal)
2012-06-04 20:00:41

Bone Marrow Transplantation is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Nature Publishing Group. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is J.M. Goldman (UK). The journal publishes high quality, original research that addresses all aspects of basic biology and clinical use of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation in humans. The broad scope of the journal thus encompasses topics such as stem cell biology, kinetics and cytokine control, transplantation immunology, HLA and matching...

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