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Radiation dose and cancer risk after bone marrow transplant

High-dose radiation, younger age increase risk of developing subsequent cancer, new study finds

April 19, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

High-dose radiation, younger age increase risk of developing subsequent cancer, new study finds

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A boy, his chicken and a bone marrow transplant

An experimental treatment — and an unconventional pet — offered both hope and healing for Andrew Adams’ rare and debilitating genetic disorder

June 23, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

It took a team of clinicians and years to get Andrew Adams to the other side of his life-threatening symptoms. Throughout it all, his beloved pet chicken Frightful kept his spirits up.

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Three's a charm in a triple-drug combination for transplant patients

A drug with a storied past offers a new edge against an old foe

Dec. 4, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Discovered nearly 45 years ago in the volcanic soils of fabled Easter Island in the Pacific, a drug first thought of as an antifungal agent has found a new purpose by boosting the survival of leukemia patients after blood stem cell transplants. In a clinical trial conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the addition of a third drug, sirolimus, to a standard two-drug regimen effectively cut in half the incidence of acute graft-vs.-host disease, or GVHD, a common and dangerous complication of these lifesaving procedures.

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