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  • centres
  • A stem cell transplant is a complex procedure that must be done in specialized transplant centres or hospitals. (cancer.ca)
  • Since last fall, nearly 200 of this province's sickest patients, including those with blood cancers such as leukemia and immunologic disorders, have been referred to American centres for allogeneic transplants - using stem cells from an unrelated donor - at a projected cost of $100 million (U.S.) because programs in Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton don't have the space or staff to treat them. (thestar.com)
  • procedure
  • In this procedure, blood is removed from the patient through an intravenous catheter or through a large vein in the arm and is run through a machine that collects stem cells which returns the rest of the blood to the patient. (angelfire.com)
  • Iannettoni said this procedure could pave the way for other challenging transplants including the heart valve and the esophagus. (go.com)
  • Though the transplant is Tommy's only possibility for a reprieve, the 30-minute procedure was somewhat anticlimactic. (latimes.com)
  • When doctors are considering stem cell transplant as a treatment option, they do an assessment to find out if the person with cancer (recipient) is a suitable candidate for the procedure. (cancer.ca)
  • This is because the allogeneic transplant is a more intensive procedure, and it uses stem cells from a donor instead of your own stem cells. (cancer.ca)
  • Have a dental checkup before your transplant procedure. (nih.gov)
  • Your mouth should be as healthy as possible before your transplant procedure. (nih.gov)
  • You can do a lot to keep your mouth healthy after your transplant procedure. (nih.gov)
  • Patients continued to improve for up to 24 months after the transplant procedure, and then stabilized. (reuters.com)
  • treatments
  • After the harvesting of the stem cells, the patient must then undergo very high dose treatments to kill any disease that might be left in the body. (angelfire.com)
  • Since the government agreed to fund out-of-country treatments only for patients "in remission," the transplant was suddenly off the table. (thestar.com)
  • rejection
  • The team transplanted a new windpipe with tissue grown from her own stem cells and did not need to administer anti-rejection drugs, according to the case report, published in the December 2008 Lancet. (go.com)
  • leukemia
  • A 42-year-old HIV patient with leukemia appears to have no detectable HIV in his blood and no symptoms after a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a gene mutation that confers natural resistance to the virus that causes AIDS. (slashdot.org)
  • They conducted an analysis and comparison of treatment results in more than 500 adult leukemia patients undergoing transplant. (innovations-report.com)
  • Sharon Shamblaw, 46, lost her chance to survive leukemia through a stem-cell transplant when she relapsed while waiting for one at a U.S. cancer centre. (thestar.com)
  • Expanding access for stem cell therapy treatment, in Ontario and out of country, where clinically recommended, to leukemia patients who are not in complete remission after chemotherapy. (thestar.com)
  • travelled to Buffalo for a scheduled transplant - her best shot at surviving acute myeloid leukemia. (thestar.com)
  • Cancer Care Ontario's own consensus guidelines, submitted by expert physicians in July 2015, indicate that offering a transplant to a leukemia patient "not in remission" is "standard" practice. (thestar.com)
  • The level of detection for leukemia is about a billion cells - the size of a sugar cube, McCarthy explained. (thestar.com)
  • In 2008, the Ontario government's own quasi-judicial tribunal, the Health Services Appeal and Review Board, established the precedent that providing an allogeneic transplant for a relapsed leukemia patient was not experimental. (thestar.com)
  • underwent
  • Both patients underwent the transplant in early July and were released from the hospital just weeks after the surgery , according to the Associated Press. (go.com)
  • The study included patient s ages 16 to 60 years who underwent transplants in the United States during a six-year period ending in 2001. (innovations-report.com)
  • cancer
  • Induction chemotherapy to reduce cancer cells in the body as much as possible. (angelfire.com)
  • Once the cancer is in remission, the stem cells may be harvested. (angelfire.com)
  • They are cancer cells which don't just look different, but act differently too. (angelfire.com)
  • Although these were the first stem cell transplants Macchiarini performed on trachea cancer patients, this is not the first trachea transplant of its kind. (go.com)
  • In some cases, therapy followed by stem cell replacement cures the cancer. (webmd.com)
  • Mini stem cell transplants, also called reduced-intensity conditioning, can kill some cancer cells. (webmd.com)
  • If you use your own stem cells, your blood will be drawn when your cancer is not active. (webmd.com)
  • Some people, especially those who used tobacco, develop mouth cancer after an organ or stem cell transplant. (nih.gov)
  • With cancer, the body's cells grow in a way that's not normal. (teenshealth.org)
  • Health Minister Eric Hoskins lifts the ban on U.S. transplants for 'relapsed' blood cancer patients and promises to open an extra transplant centre at Sunnybrook. (thestar.com)
  • Health Minister Eric Hoskins introduced a critical policy change on Sunday that will make an entire group of cancer patients - those who have relapsed after chemotherapy - eligible for life-saving stem cell transplants. (thestar.com)
  • Opening a second stem cell transplant centre in Greater Toronto at Sunnybrook hospital to take pressure off of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, which closed its doors to new transplant patients in March. (thestar.com)
  • In a story about Shamblaw published last week, Cancer Care Ontario told the Star "it is considered experimental to perform transplants on patients that are not in remission. (thestar.com)
  • While the odds of long-term survival are lower when a patient has relapsed or not responded to chemotherapy at all, a five-year study at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where Shamblaw was to have received her transplant, showed a 20- to 25-per-cent survival rate for such patients. (thestar.com)
  • If you try to do a transplant with a high cancer burden, say a trillion cells, it's not going to work," McCarthy said. (thestar.com)
  • Centre
  • Associate Professor Stefan Scheding, senior consultant at the Department of Haematology at Skåne University Hospital and research group leader at the Stem Cell Centre at Lund University, is in charge of the preclinical development of the new method, which aims to effectively separate and possibly remove or concentrate cell populations which are normally found in standard blood stem cells products. (innovations-report.com)
  • When this happens, and if there are no problems, you may be allowed to go home or move somewhere close to the transplant centre. (cancer.ca)
  • lymphoma
  • All surviving patients had a complete or partial resolution of the condition they were transplanted for, e.g. lymphoma was cured, gastrointestinal disease resolved or lung disease ameliorated. (aaaai.org)
  • In contrast, CVID patients transplanted for lymphoma had a better survival rate (83%, 5/6 patients) and all surviving patients were cured from the lymphoma. (aaaai.org)
  • GVHD
  • For unknown reasons, in CVID patients the frequency and severity of GVHD was higher than expected, based on other studies transplanting non-CVID patients. (aaaai.org)