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How a phone call helped shape the field of bone marrow transplant

A lifesaving new leukemia treatment was harming some patients’ digestive organs, and no one really understood why. So, over 40 years, Dr. George McDonald helped fill in the gaps.

Jan. 30, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

No one understood why a lifesaving new leukemia treatment was harming some patients’ digestive organs. So, over 40 years, Dr. George McDonald helped fill in the gaps.

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Common genetic disorder linked to increased death rate from cancer drug

Researchers recommend ‘caution’ when using the chemotherapy busulfan in patients with Gilbert’s syndrome

Oct. 27, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

As many as one of every 10 people has Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically benign and has even been linked to long life. But new research suggests that busulfan, a bone marrow transplant drug, is extra risky in people with the condition.

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Cannabis and cancer: More patients going public with pot passions and practices

But some doctors voice concerns about safety, risks of Rx weed

July 17, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

More cancer patients and survivors seem to be asking doctors about medical marijuana - or opening up about using cannabis to ease effects of the disease and its treatments.

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