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Author Topic: What to Know about Stem Cell Transplants  (Read 1990 times)

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What to Know about Stem Cell Transplants
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:13:07 pm »
Stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, are used to treat a number of blood cancers and other disorders. There are two types of stem cell transplants: autologous transplants, in which the transplanted cells are from the patient’s own body, and allogenic, in which the cells are from a donor. The type of transplant used depends on the disease that is being treated.

In a recent Facebook Live Q&A, Edwin Alyea, MD, associate director of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Stem Cell Transplant Program, and his patient, Don Lewis, explained the procedure—which involves transplanting healthy stem cells from one individual to another, or using an individual’s own stem cells.



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