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The coronavirus vaccines are safe and should be effective even for people with advanced cancer.
Christine (“Chris”) Colpitt was scheduled for a stem cell transplant from her fully matched brother but he was at risk for COVID-19.
A former labor and delivery nurse, Lindy Sledge, 62, lives with her family in Franklin, Kentucky. She has mantle cell lymphoma.
Despite being the only current cure for MDS, transplants generally haven’t been offered to older patients.
Researchers hope to combine gene editing with a less toxic stem cell transplant. Findings may apply to cancer and other illnesses.
Pam Dobay has endured a lot in the last three years.
Former Dana-Farber patient Ethan Hawes, who was treated for multiple myeloma, shares his advice.
People whose gut microbiome become less diverse after a transplant have a higher risk of death from any cause in the weeks after treatment.
This team-based approach can ease symptoms and improve quality of life for anyone living with cancer at any stage.
When Dana-Farber’s Catherine Wu, MD, was a newly minted physician in the mid-90s, there was just one major form of immunotherapy for cancer.
Trying to mimic the “Berlin Patient” cure, researchers edited the CCR5 gene in the immune stem cells of a man with leukemia and HIV.
A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians find it is the most effective method for those with head and neck cancer.
“I was able to give someone a second chance on life in exchange for being sore for a couple of days. That made it easy for me to say yes,”
‘To have your life-threatening cancer cured, and then to die of not being able to breathe? It’s devastating.’
The technique prevents transplant rejection in the lab, a major advance for stem cell therapies.
Ten HIV-positive cancer patients to receive donated cord blood with rare resistance gene.
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