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Bone Marrow Transplantation
Bone Marrow Transplantation What is a bone marrow transplant? Bone marrow transplant (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. A bone marrow transplant involves taking cells that are normally found in the bone marrow (stem cells), filtering those cells, and giving them back either to the donor (patient) or to another person. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells into a person after his or her own unhealthy bone marrow has been treated to kill the...
Targeted Therapies Take Aim at Cancer
Targeted Therapies Take Aim at Cancer All anticancer drugs target tumors in some way. Most conventional treatments, however, attack healthy cells as well as cancer cells. As a result, there can be serious side effects from the treatment. A new approach to cancer treatment may help reduce side effects. The new treatment is called targeted therapy. It takes a more direct aim at cancer cells. And that can means less damage to healthy cells. Targeted therapies are designed to recognize a specific molecular ...