Items Tagged ‘bone marrow transplant’

HIV Cure Reported in Three People

July 19, 2019

HIV Cure Reported in Three People

By uclahealth uclahealth

In 2007, a person with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was considered virtually cured of the disease. Until now, researchers were unable to duplicate the procedure, involving treatment with stem cell transplants, that resulted in the cure. Now, two more patients seem to have reached that critical milestone. Three people reach HIV remission status IciStem is […]

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Tags: blood disorders, bone marrow transplant, cancer, CCR5 mutation, chemotherapy, HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, leukemia, stem-cell transplants, UCLA Center for AIDS Research


What is immunotherapy?

February 11, 2019

What is immunotherapy?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Medical researchers have had breakthroughs in treating certain types of cancer by bolstering a patient’s immune system. Known as immunotherapy, or biologic therapy, it treats cancer differently than established treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant and surgery. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved immunotherapy treatments for 17 cancer […]

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Tags: blood cancer, bone marrow transplant, CAR T cell therapy, chimeric antigen receptor, engineered T cells, immune system, immunotherapy, T cell, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


Cancer survivors share laughter, tears at Celebration of Life

November 5, 2018

Cancer survivors share laughter, tears at Celebration of Life

By Amy Albin amyalbin

When Piyush Ved and his wife, Swati, took the stage at a reunion of blood cancer survivors, they talked about important dates. “Everyone has dates in their lives they remember. Birthdays, anniversaries and happy stuff!” said Swati. “But we have a few more dates.” There was the date that Piyush was diagnosed with a rare […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Celebration of LIfe, Dr. John Timmerman, Musicians on Call, Neela Patel, stem-cell transplant, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy


Stem cell transplants: What you need to know

September 13, 2018

Stem cell transplants: What you need to know

By Denise Heady deniseheady

Stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, are used successfully to treat people with life-threatening blood cancers and other rare blood diseases, giving people a second chance at life. More formally known as hematopoietic (of the blood) stem cell transplants, these procedures transfuse healthy cells into a person after his or her own […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, Joshua Sasine, stem-cell transplants, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center


August 15, 2018

Glad I was referred to Dr. Livhits

By Lulu mlulubaby01

In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me but medications. In January 2016 I was told I had acute myloid leukemia. I […]

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Tags: acute myloid leukemia, Anxiety, bone marrow transplant, cancer, Dr. Ines Donangelo, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, goiter, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, patient stories


At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

October 12, 2017

At Celebration of Life event, cancer patients share their stories of their transplant journey

By uclahealth uclahealth

By Amy Albin Kathryn Naftzger, 21, still remembers the shock of being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2016. Over the course of her treatment she experienced good days, bad days and others that fell somewhere in between. She suffered fainting spells, fevers, pancreatitis, swollen cheeks and more. But she also enjoyed many milestones: […]

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Tags: acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, blood cancer, bone marrow cancer, bone marrow transplant, Burkitt lymphoma, cancer, multiple myeloma, stem-cell transplant, UCLA bone marrow and stem cell transplant program


November 1, 2008

Childhood Neuroblastoma Survivor Leads Full Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jillian Morris-Jenkins wasn’t old enough to remember when her life was forever changed. At only 2, she was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, the second most common solid tumor diagnosed in children. The cancer originated in her liver and ate three-fourths of the organ before spreading up through part of her rib cage and coiling […]

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Tags: bone marrow transplant, cancer, cancer survivor, Dr. Jacqueline Casillas, neuroblastoma, UCLA-LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence, UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center