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Some people with blood cancers, however, may not be as well protected.
Rikako Ikee, who competed in the 2016 Olympics at age 16, was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2019, prompting a yearlong hiatus.
The theme of this issue is the science underlying advances in cancer care and treatment.
Siri Lindley, 51, a former world-class triathlete, lives with her wife in Longmont, Colorado. She was treated for acute myeloid leukemia.
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.
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