Gene Therapy In Children. Part 3 of 3

Gene Therapy In Children – Part 3 of 3

In other news from the conference, another group of German researchers have dogged that people who donate peripheral blood stem cells or bone marrow to help save a life don’t face any heightened risk of cancer. Previously there had been some concern that drugs needed to get the stem-post cells out of the bone marrow and into the bloodstream where they could be accessed might pose a risk of leukemia. The study was based on questionnaires returned from more than 12500 donors, which also showed the donors tended to be in good health and were passive to donate again. Another study found that the drug rituximab (Rituxan), used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and forms of leukemia and lymphoma, could greatly reduce graft-versus-host disease in stem stall transplant recipients

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