Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 04, 1999
Stem-cell transplantation has advantages over bone marrow transplantation for some leukemia patients
In the largest study ever to compare outcomes of cancer patients transplanted with marrow versus stem cells, Hutchinson Center researchers have found that for certain patients, stem cells offer clear advantages.

Molecular markers may help to redefine relapse for leukemia patients
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers are working to better understand the meanings of remission, relapse and cure by using molecular markers to detect minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients who have undergone treatment for leukemia.

St. Jude doctors implement model pediatric cancer program in El Salvador: featured at American Society of Hematology meeting, December 6
A model program proven to dramatically increase cure rates for pediatric cancer is being established by St.
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