Donor stem cell transplant shown to improve survival in older patients with MDS

IMAGE: Corey Cutler, MD, MPH, FRCPC view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute A new clinical trial offers the most compelling evidence to date that a donor stem cell transplant can improve survival rates for older patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report at the virtual 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual […]

Poverty linked to higher risk of death in children with cancer undergoing transplant

Despite the increasing use and promise of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) as curative therapy for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, new research suggests that children transplanted for cancer are more likely to die from treatment-related complications if they live in poorer neighborhoods. The study, published today in the journal Blood, also found that […]

Study reveals details behind transplant disparities experienced by black patients

Highlights In an analysis of information on patients with kidney failure, Black patients are less likely than white patients to be placed on transplant waiting lists. For patients on such lists, Blacks are less likely to receive transplants than whites. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October […]

The effects of social determinants of health on kidney transplant candidates

Highlights Social determinants of health are associated with patient-reported outcomes in adults who are eligible to undergo kidney transplantation evaluations. Results from the study will be presented online during ASN Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined October 19-October 25. Washington, DC (October 25, 2020) — Certain social determinants of health predict patient-reported outcomes in potential […]