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Improved Outcome for Stem Cell Transplantation in Leukemia

Sep 28, 2015 1:00:14 PM / by Daisy posted in GVHD, Bone Marrow, clinical trial, leukemia, Stem Cells, T Cells, Basic Research

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About 50% of stem cell transplant patients develop GVHD. A clinical trial using a modified stem cell graft reduced this hazard to 9%.

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Donor T regs Friendly Towards Host Dendritic Cells

Apr 23, 2014 1:00:50 PM / by Daisy posted in GVHD, Dendritic Cells, T Cells, Basic Research

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Research on T regs indicates that they could be used for therapeutic purposes in GVHD. Image credits: clker.com
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Dendritic Cells: Rabble-Rousers after Stem Cell Transplantation

Apr 16, 2014 1:00:50 PM / by Daisy posted in GVHD, proteasome inhibitors, T Cells, Basic Research

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Stem cell transplantation is often the only option for patients who have certain blood cancers. Unfortunately, this last resort can sometimes bring more harm than good. Graft versus host disease (GVHD), is a common complication that affects 50% of transplant patients. GVHD is not an issue if the patient's own stem cells are transplanted back. However, GVHD can become an issue, sometimes fatal, when stem cells from another donor are used.

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