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HLA-matched donors available for most HSCT candidates

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2014

Read the Perspective from Sergio A. Giralt, MD

A majority of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation candidates who do not have related donors have suitable adult donors or cord-blood units through the National Marrow Donor Program’s registry, according to results of a modeling study.

However, the availability of matched unrelated donors varied among racial and ethnic groups, and few patients would have optimal donors, results showed.

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Somatic mutations in myelodysplastic syndrome linked to shorter survival after HSCT

August 18, 2014
Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome who harbored TP53, TET2 or DNMT3A mutations demonstrated significantly shorter OS after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell…
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Sirolimus failed to reduce GVHD rates after HSCT

August 13, 2014
The incidence of graft-versus-host disease after related donor allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was similar among patients who received tacrolimus with…
In the Journals

Early SCID identification improved survival after HSCT

July 30, 2014
Patients with severe combined immunodeficiency demonstrated improved survival when they underwent hematopoietic-cell transplantation at a younger age, before the onset…
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HLA-matched donors available for most HSCT candidates

HemOnc Today, September 10, 2014
A majority of hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation candidates who do not have related donors have suitable adult donors or cord-blood units…
In the Journals

Somatic mutations in myelodysplastic syndrome linked to shorter survival after HSCT

August 18, 2014
Patients with myelodysplastic syndrome who harbored TP53, TET2 or DNMT3A mutations demonstrated significantly shorter OS after allogeneic…
figure In the Journals

Sirolimus failed to reduce GVHD rates after HSCT

August 13, 2014
The incidence of graft-versus-host disease after related donor allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was similar among patients who…
In the Journals

Early SCID identification improved survival after HSCT

July 30, 2014
Patients with severe combined immunodeficiency demonstrated improved survival when they underwent hematopoietic-cell transplantation at a younger…
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Cancer center designated as Blue Distinction Center in bone marrow transplant

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High-dose melphalan plus salvage ASCT improved outcomes in relapsed myeloma

July 17, 2014
High-dose melphalan chemotherapy plus salvage autologous stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma significantly prolonged…

Non-myeloablative allogeneic HSCT shows promise for adults with sickle cell disease

July 1, 2014
Adults with sickle cell phenotype achieved a high rate of stable mixed-donor chimerism and disease reversal after they underwent non-myeloablative…

Top 8 lessons learned at ASCO 2014

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The theme of this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting, “Science and Society,” emphasized patient-centered focus — looking at the full…
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Study identifies link between gut bacteria, post-SCT survival

June 25, 2014
The variety of bacteria found in the gastrointestinal tracts of patients who undergo allogeneic stem cell transplant may help predict post-transplant…
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CD19-targeted T-cells show potential in B-ALL, allogeneic stem cell transplantation

June 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Eunice Wang, MD, associate professor in the department of medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, offers her perspective on the…
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