New study explores whether stem cells from bone marrow or blood offer transplant patients better quality of life
Aug. 16, 2016
| By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
A new study of blood stem-cell transplant patients found no difference in survival between patients who received transplants derived from bone marrow versus those who received transplants derived from circulating blood stem-cells. However, the bone marrow transplant patients did experience fewer related symptoms and side effects.
Notable accomplishments: Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem and colleagues explore new source of stem cells and gene therapy; Dr. Justin Taylor publishes a paper describing the path or paths individual naive B cells can take to maturity; Graduate student Nitobe London among 2015 Weintraub award winners
Volunteers for the little-known procedures earn up to $800 – and the chance to contribute to cutting-edge research
Oct. 31, 2014
| By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service
Most people know they can donate blood, or even blood plasma, in order to help people in need of transfusions. But they typically don’t know there’s also a huge demand for blood cells to fuel a growing field of laboratory research and other studies.