Leukemia (AML/MDS) Moon Shots update

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/leukemia-aml-mds-moon-shots/id431848... . Acute Myeloid leukemia (AML) involves an overgrowth of immature blood cells, while myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) happen when the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells. MD Anderson Cancer Center is the world’s largest practice for treating AML and MDS. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia at MD Anderson, discusses milestones made with this MD Anderson moon shots,...

Diagnostic testing before cancer treatment

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Before starting cancer treatment, breast cancer patient Doris Thomas went through a series of tests at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all in one day. Since MD Anderson is a multidisciplinary hospital, it is typical for tests to be scheduled and completed under one roof in one day. Tests performed include an echocardiogram, lung CT scan, lab work and brain MRI.

Expanded umbilical cord blood shortens perilous wait for transplant recovery

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A team led by MD Anderson researchers finds that growing cord blood stem cells on a bed of supportive cells in the lab results in faster establishment of a new blood supply in patients who receive blood stem cell transplants, reducing the time when patients lack white blood cells, platelets.

Facts about myelodysplastic syndrome

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Around 15,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS occurs when the bone marrow does not properly produce one or more of the following: red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. In the past it was thought MDS was only deadly when it developed into acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), but current research shows MDS can be fatal without reaching the stage of AML. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia, explains the...

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) - a life threatening cancer

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs when too many immature blood cells are produced by the bone marrow. Anemia, infection and bleeding may result and become life threatening. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Acute myeloid leukemia.

Multiple myeloma – blood cancer formed in bone marrow

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Multiple myeloma is a cancer caused by malignant plasma cells. Plasma cells help the human body fight infection, but when they multiply out of control, the myeloma cells overpower the bone’s healthy cells causing harmful side effects; such as bone fractures and infections. Sheeba Thomas, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options for this rare cancer.

Recent Chinese studies demonstrate the effectiveness of auto-hemotherapy

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Recent Chinese studies demonstrate the effectiveness of auto-hemotherapy. Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2011. http://www.gzhtcm.net/eindex.htm Meridian blood injection therapy for children with bronchial asthma quality of life. Gan Zhangpeng Abstract: Objective To observe the children with asthma meridian Note blood therapy, asthma symptom scores, asthma symptoms, changes of the pediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire, to explore the impact of the...

Auto-hemotherapy: Autohaemotherapy for genital, anal and perianal warts. PMID: 12343559 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Auto-hemotherapy: Autohaemotherapy for genital, anal and perianal warts. PMID: 12343559 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 1990;11(2):57-8. Autohaemotherapy for genital, anal and perianal warts. Williams J, Raja DA, Kala M, Damodharan K, Sundraraj AS. Abstract PIP: 68 men and 16 women with venereal warts, who had previously been treated with podophyllin, cryotherapy, electrocautery, and surgical incision, were treated with autohaemotherapy. The patients were...

Auto-hemotherapy in the treatment of chronic herpetic stomatitis. PMID 7482606 [PubMed - MEDLINE]

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Auto-hemotherapy in the treatment of chronic herpetic stomatitis. PMID 7482606 [PubMed - MEDLINE] Immunocorrective therapy in the treatment of chronic herpetic stomatitis by using magnetic autohemotherapy. PMID 7482606 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Stomatologiia (Mosk). 1995;74(2):37-9. [Immunocorrective therapy in the treatment of chronic herpetic stomatitis by using magnetic autohemotherapy]. [Article in Russian]Grebnev EN, Shumskii AV. Abstract Twenty-seven patients with...

Subconjunctival auto-hemotherapy of eye burns in our cases. PMID: 1405409 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Subconjunctival autohemotherapy of eye burns in our cases. PMID: 1405409 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Klin Oczna. 1992 Apr;94(4):113-4. [Subconjunctival autohemotherapy of eye burns in our cases]. [Article in Polish]Lenkiewicz E, Ferencowa A, Szewczykowa E. Source Oddzialu Okulistycznego Wojewódzkiego Szpitala Zespolonego w Olsztynie. Abstract The authors present the results of subconjunctival autohemotherapy of thermal and chemical burns in 940 eyes which concerned 734...