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Researcher seeks safer, more effective leukemia treatment

A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The procedure is known as a haploidentical (half-matched) bone marrow transplantation, or “haplo-BMT,” providng an alternative source of stem cells for patients […]

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Prostate cancer symptoms: The warning sign when you urinate

Prostate cancer occurs when cancerous cells in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men – start to divide uncontrollably. The general rule applied to all cancers is to catch it early. Prostate cancer that’s detected early — when it’s still confined to the prostate gland — has a better chance of successful treatment. […]

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Experts advocate for earlier treatment of COVID-19 to save lives

Infectious disease experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine are advocating for earlier actions to reduce hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. In a new review article published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases, the researchers outlined the strategy necessary to diagnose and treat the disease before it becomes uncontrollable. It includes: The need […]

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Study takes next step toward treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

To date, scientists have identified 32 genetic mutations associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, with BYU contributing to many of those discoveries. Finding those links is important foundational research, but it has been extremely challenging to figure out exactly how these genetic variants affect human biology and actually change risk for disease. A […]

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Expert U.S. panel develops NIH treatment guidelines for COVID-19

A panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts has developed treatment guidelines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These guidelines, intended for healthcare providers, are based on published and preliminary data and the clinical expertise of the panelists, many of whom are frontline clinicians caring for patients during the rapidly evolving pandemic. The guidelines are […]