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HSCT access limited by country, cost

March 23, 2015

Although the number of hematopoietic stem cell transplants performed worldwide reached 1 million in 2012, the procedure is primarily utilized by patients who reside in wealthier countries with larger donor registries, according to study results.

“The transplantation of cells, tissues and organs has extended the lifespan of hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide and enhanced their quality of life,” Dietger Niederwieser, MD, of the University Hospital Leipzig in Germany, and colleagues wrote. “As part of this success, the availability of products and procedures has decreased; expectations of patients in need have triggered organ trade and stem cell tourism.”

In the Journals

Donor leukocyte telomere length linked to transplantation outcomes in aplastic anemia

February 10, 2015
Longer donor leukocyte telomere length was associated with improved survival in patients with severe aplastic anemia who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell…
Christopher Röllig, MD In the Journals

Allogeneic HSCT prolonged RFS in NPM1-mutated AML

February 4, 2015
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was associated with significantly improved RFS in patients with acute myeloid leukemia who harbored…
In the JournalsPerspective

Biomarkers predicted severity of GVHD after allogeneic HSCT

January 29, 2015
A prognostic score based on the concentration of biomarkers guided risk-adapted therapy at the onset of graft-versus-host disease following allogeneic hematopoietic stem…
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Low Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

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Stem Cell Transplant for AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

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In the Journals

HSCT access limited by country, cost

March 23, 2015
Although the number of hematopoietic stem cell transplants performed worldwide reached 1 million in 2012, the procedure is primarily utilized by…
In the Journals

Donor leukocyte telomere length linked to transplantation outcomes in aplastic anemia

February 10, 2015
Longer donor leukocyte telomere length was associated with improved survival in patients with severe aplastic anemia who underwent allogeneic…
Christopher Röllig, MD In the Journals

Allogeneic HSCT prolonged RFS in NPM1-mutated AML

February 4, 2015
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was associated with significantly improved RFS in patients with acute myeloid leukemia who…
In the JournalsPerspective

Biomarkers predicted severity of GVHD after allogeneic HSCT

January 29, 2015
A prognostic score based on the concentration of biomarkers guided risk-adapted therapy at the onset of graft-versus-host disease following…
In the Journals

Improved surveillance, prophylaxis suggested for CMV in pediatric bone marrow transplantation

January 21, 2015
Improved surveillance and pre-emptive therapies may be required to better manage late-onset cytomegalovirus infections among pediatric bone marrow…
In the Journals

Stem cell transplant effectively treated pediatric patient with severe metabolic disorder

January 16, 2015
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant appears to be safe and effective for pediatric patients with mevalonate kinase deficiency who respond…
In the Journals

ST2 levels predicted acute GVHD, mortality after double-unit cord blood transplantation

December 19, 2014
High levels of the biomarker suppressor of tumorigenicity 2 at 28 days post-cord blood transplantation independently predicted acute…
In the Journals

Current smoking linked to invasive fusariosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

December 10, 2014
Researchers at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil determined that active smoking was associated with invasive fusariosis among…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

CD146 may serve as novel target to treat gastrointestinal GVHD

December 8, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — A population of CD146+ and chemokine receptor 5-positive, Th17-prone T cells may serve as an early marker for patients who are…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Autologous HSCT evolves as standard of care for HIV-associated lymphoma

December 6, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation conferred favorable outcomes in patients with HIV-associated…
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