10 HIV-positive cancer patients to receive donated cord blood with rare resistance gene
Nov. 16, 2018
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
Fred Hutch is about to lead a clinical trial offering cord blood transplants to blood cancer patients who also have HIV. The tranplants will carry a genetic trait that naturally confers resistance to HIV, so there is a possibility these transplants might also cure their HIV.
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.
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.
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