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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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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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KUOW profiles E. Donnall Thomas and his Nobel Prize-winning work on a once 'radical' cure for leukemia

Fred Hutch research in bone marrow transplantation helped establish Seattle's biotech industry

Nov. 13, 2017 | By Molly McElroy / Fred Hutch News Service

KUOW profiles E. Donnall Thomas and his Nobel Prize-winning work on a once 'radical' cure for leukemia

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