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December 10, 2011
Studies examine novel treatment techniques for bleeding and clotting disorders
Bleeding and clotting disorders affect a large number of patients annually and, while accurate diagnosis is important, timely and effective treatment for these disorders is key, as they have the potential to quickly become life-threatening.

UH Seidman Cancer Center researchers present at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Researchers from Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented new research findings in 25 presentations this weekend at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology at the San Diego Convention Center.

New methods to improve recovery, survival strategies for patients undergoing transplantation
Hematopoietic cell transplantation, the transplantation of blood-forming stem cells from the bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood, is the primary option for treatment for many patients who suffer from various hematologic disorders, including blood cancers, sickle cell disease, bone marrow deficiencies, bleeding disorders, and autoimmune disorders.

Genetic and proteomic advances pave the way for next-generation leukemia therapies
Despite major research advances over the last several decades that have helped deliver improved therapeutic options for leukemia, the condition remains deadly.

Gene therapy achieves early success against hereditary bleeding disorder
Symptoms improved significantly in adults with the bleeding disorder hemophilia B following a single treatment with gene therapy developed by researchers at St.
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