Dr. Filippo Milano and colleagues in the Cord Blood Program at Fred Hutch have received funding from the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation to support a clinical trial to improve the use of umbilical cord blood as a treatment for leukemia ... and more good news at Fred Hutch.
GeekWire Award finalists include Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic and Nohla Therapeutics, among others; Scientists read infection history in immune genes; and two Hutch faculty members in final class of Kimmel Scholars.
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.
Dr. Colleen Delaney leads first test of "off-the-shelf" cord blood cell product outside the transplant setting; Dr. Justin Taylor receives Hartwell Foundation award to research alternative to RSV vaccine