Items Tagged ‘stem-cell transplants’

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


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


Volunteers Work Their Magic to Boost Patients’ Moods

July 6, 2017

Volunteers Work Their Magic to Boost Patients’ Moods

By uclahealth uclahealth

There’s something magical in the air at the hematology/oncology unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Every week, UCLA Health volunteers and amateur magicians Alan Chien and Jeff Lee entertain patients with their magic tricks. “We set up a stand near one of the nursing stations and perform card tricks and other magic tricks for […]

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Tags: amateur magicians, bone-marrow transplants, hematology/oncology unit, junior magicians, Magic Castle, magic tricks, medical careers, nursing stations, oncology department waiting room, Peter Morton Medical Building, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, stem-cell transplants