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What’s new in combatting chronic graft-vs.-host disease

Decades after the development of bone marrow transplant, researchers are making headway against one of its most common and deadly side effects

April 2, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Up to 40% of transplant recipients develop chronic graft-vs.-host disease, which can last for years. But chronic GVHD is treatable, and new therapies and preventive measures are arriving and being tested in trials.

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How cancer survivors are teaching researchers — even decades later

Tracking survivors long after treatment ends helps inform medical decisions for today’s patients and much more

Jan. 26, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Every year since its inception in the early 1980s, the Fred Hutch Long-term Follow-up Program sends out a detailed questionnaire to every transplant survivor. The answers to these questions inform a host of research topics on the long-term effects of transplantation, from graft-vs.-host disease to cataracts, from secondary cancers to infertility and sexual dysfunction.

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Health disparities may affect end-of-life experiences of minority blood cancer patients

A new study finds ethnic and racial minorities with leukemia or lymphoma are more likely to die in hospital, receive aggressive care in last weeks of life than white patients

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study of nearly 9,500 blood cancer patients revealed that racial and ethnic minority patients have a different experience at the end of their lives than do their white counterparts.

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