A lot has happened in the past 8 years or so in the haploidentical world. We had to remove the T-cells from the donor’s bone marrow or stem cells before giving the cells to the patient.
The most common side effect from the process of mobilization is bone pain from the marrow growing and expanding. Patients commonly describe a throbbing feeling in the lower back. On the bright side, this can predict for a good cell collection.
Patients with myeloma can be classified as having higher risk disease based on the chromosomes found in the myeloma cancer cells.
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The degree of complexity involved in providing care offers a tremendous intellectual challenge. Situations develop where crises occur that pose fascinating challenges to improving patient care and disease outcomes.
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The podcast interview series, “JTCC: The Future of Cancer Care,” launched earlier in February by John Theurer Cancer Center, offers a means of exploring why some physicians chose to provide health care and do research at the JTCC.
President Barack Obama announced a “Moonshot Initiative” to advance cutting-edge areas of research and care, including cancer immunotherapy and innovations resulting from the use of ‘big data’ and genomics.
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