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  • Cancer Scientists Prove Long-Standing Theory on How Cancer Spreads

    06/30/2013 8:57:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    SciTech Daily ^ | June 28, 2013 | Staff
    A newly published study shows that white blood cells and a cancer cells can fuse and initiate a tumor, providing the first proof in humans of a long proposed theory.Yale Cancer Center scientists, together with colleagues at the Denver Police Crime Lab and the University of Colorado, have found evidence that a human metastatic tumor can arise when a leukocyte (white blood cell) and a cancer cell fuse to form a genetic hybrid. Their study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, may answer the question of how cancer cells travel from the primary tumor’s site of origin to distant organs...
  • Innovative Research Advances Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplantation

    12/10/2007 10:05:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 43+ views
    www.earthtimes.org ^ | Mon, 10 Dec 2007 | American Society of Hematology
    ATLANTA, Dec. 10  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data being presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Atlanta, GA, suggest innovative strategies to improve the success of stem cell and bone marrow transplantation. These studies demonstrate improved outcomes using a new treatment regimen for children with a specific form of leukemia; new ways to increase the number of specialized stem cells harvested from the bone marrow prior to transplantation; efforts to effectively expand stem cell transplantation among patients older than 55; and preclinical research that re-examines the way physicians prepare a patient's immune system to accept...
  • Boy whose puppy was stolen not healthy enough yet for transplant

    09/21/2006 1:09:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 218+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/21/6 | Marisa Lagos
    The 8-year-old cancer patient who captured the attention of the Bay Area earlier this month when his puppy was stolen, then returned, will not be able to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant yet. Kyle Wetle's mother, Katrina Wetle, said the family received test results today showing that the number of cancerous cells in the boy's bone marrow has decreased significantly, but still is not low enough for him to undergo the transplant. Kyle was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia five years ago. Cures or remissions of the disease have been achieved with bone marrow transplants, and Kyle recently was...
  • What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant? (The ethical/effective use of Adult Stem Cells) Donors Needed

    01/13/2005 9:16:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 564+ views
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    What Is a Bone Marrow Transplant? Replaces unhealthy cells with healthy ones  Related Resources • Minority Marrow Matches Fewer • Articles and links on bone marrow transplants • Articles and links on leukemia    From Other Guides • Breast Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplants • Transplants in Children    Elsewhere on the Web • National Marrow Donor Program • American Bone Marrow Donor Registry   Mary Kugler, MSN, RN,BC Guide to Rare/Orphan DiseasesWhat is a bone marrow transplant? A bone marrow transplant is when special cells (called stem cells) that are normally found in the bone marrow are taken out, filtered, and given back either to...