A new standard of care for children facing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) may be clear, following a multiyear study.
Growing cord blood stem cells in a laboratory before transplanting them into patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers significantly improves survival, according to a new study.
Patients with acute leukemia who are transplanted with 2 units of umbilical cord blood (UCB) have a reduced risk of disease recurrence, according to a study published in Blood (2009;114:4293-4299).
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