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A new study shows that removing lymph nodes due to the presence of occult, or microscopic, cancer cells found in the sentinel lymph node â€“ the one closest to the tumor -- has no impact on survival outcomes of women with early-stage breast cancer.
Studies show that stem cell therapy may be the diagnosis in restoring cognition for patients with brain cancer.
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.
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.
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 capabilitiesMesoblast'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 Host...
Researchers at the John Theurer Cancer Center recently published a study delineating the connection of social support to distress after stem cell transplants.
The LLE is the third certification offered by the NAWC.
'Novel' Reality Program Aims to Boost Breast Cancer, Leukemia Awareness...and Recruit New Bone Marrow Donors NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A legal thriller which tells the true story of a woman who battled breast cancer, then leukemia, and finally got a successful bone marrow transplant is being used to educate the public about the constant need for bone marrow donors.
The organization takes on Alice's wish in the U.S.
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...
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 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...
- Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
- The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
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