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#1 TeddyB


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:18 AM

Good news, if it ever comes to a transplant.


"Memphis, Tennessee - The risk of death following bone marrow transplantation can be reduced about 60 percent using a new technique to identify bone marrow donors who make the most potent cancer-fighting immune cells, according to research from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The findings appear in the September 16 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology."

Those are quite impressive numbers, glad to see they are improving on bmt procedures.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:58 AM

Nice, thanks for this TeddyB.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

Unfortunately most transplant recipients must settle for a less than optimal match now, so this would be even more difficult to match.  But it might help a few patients.

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