Study compares ‘alternative’ donor source vs. traditional transplantation of blood stem cells from an adult, unrelated donor
Sept. 7, 2016
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
A new study by Fred Hutch researchers, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, has found that umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond being an alternative source of stem cells for patients without a traditional donor match. They also are associated with a lower risk of relapse in high-risk leukemia patients.
New Fred Hutch spinoff to commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Drs. Colleen Delaney, Irwin Bernstein
Dec. 3, 2015
| By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
A new Fred Hutch spinoff, Nohla Therapeutics, will commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Dr. Colleen Delaney and Dr. Irwin Bernstein. In preliminary studies, the company’s first product helps stem cells engraft more quickly after transplant and protects patients from deadly infections during this vulnerable period.
Ex-patient’s wife recalls how her sacred mission to save her husband led her to Fred Hutch
Aug. 26, 2015
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
After her husband, Hugh, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, Aimee Fagan filled a notebook with doctors' names, study results, and this mantra: 'It's you and me against cancer, do you think it has a chance?'
Stem cell donor, recipient meet each other – and researchers who made transplant possible
April 29, 2015
| By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service
Leukemia survivor Mark Tose had one burning question for Dr. Mary Flowers: How much of the connection he feels with the donor for the transplant that saved his life is because they were biologically a perfect match — or is something else at play? "It feels like we've known each other forever," he said.
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