stem cell transplant Archives
High-dose flu vaccine beneficial for pediatric stem cell transplant patients
Mar. 2, 2023—Vanderbilt was the lead site for an influenza vaccine study in pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients that may lead to a change in the current flu vaccine recommendations in this vulnerable population.
Computer eyeballs graft-vs-host disease
Apr. 7, 2022—A machine learning algorithm identified areas of skin affected by chronic graft-versus-host disease on par with clinicians, opening the door to streamlining and standardizing this measure of patient response to therapy.
Study finds 10-second videos predict blood cancer relapse
Mar. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt research shows that 10-second videos of white blood cell motion in the skin’s microvasculature greatly improved the prediction of which stem cell and bone marrow transplant patients would have a relapse of their blood cancer.
Jul. 28, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers conducted the largest analysis to date of a heart complication in children following stem cell transplant. The findings may help guide screening practices to improve outcomes.
Stem cell recipient and donor meet in person for first time
Feb. 6, 2020—Josh Ferris was sitting in a hunting blind on Nov. 15, 2018, the first day of deer season in Michigan and the one-year anniversary of his stem cell donation, when he received an email from Todd Adams of Nashville, the recipient of his life-saving gift.
Research explores link between stem cell transplant, diabetes
Jan. 17, 2019—About a decade ago, at the beginning of his career in academic medicine, Brian Engelhardt, MD, MSCI, noticed that many of his patients receiving a stem cell transplant for their blood cancer ended up with diabetes.
Cancer Center among best in nation for stem cell transplant survival
Nov. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Stem Cell Transplant ranks among the best in the nation for donor stem cell transplant survival rates among large centers, according to an annual report.
Using light to fight GVHD
Aug. 30, 2018—Extracorporeal photopheresis treatment for stem cell transplant-related complications produces a response in up to 60 percent of patients.
Patient’s efforts help shine light on plasma cell disorder
Apr. 5, 2018—Charlotte Haffner, Vanderbilt’s first patient to undergo a heart transplant followed by a stem cell transplant to treat a plasma cell disorder called primary AL amyloidosis, now she dedicates her time to raising awareness about the rare disease.
Visit unites stem cell transplant patient, donor for first time
Dec. 11, 2014—When Darlena Clark of Hendersonville, Tennessee, saw Jon Strong for the first time at Nashville International Airport she, “just grabbed him and hugged him and just held on.”
Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Reunion
May. 24, 2013—Steve Wolff, M.D., left, was honored at the VICC Stem Cell Transplant Survivors Reunion for his leadership in the development of the Vanderbilt Stem Cell Transplant Program in the early 1980s. John Greer, M.D., presented Wolff, a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, with a signed bat from the Yankees. Wolff is now a...
Myelosuppression unit set to move to new CCT space
Oct. 18, 2012—The 10th floor of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Critical Care Tower, housing a new myelosuppression unit, will open Oct. 27. The Critical Care Tower, an 11-story, 329,000-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), originally opened in 2009 with 12 operating rooms and three patient care units. Four floors were shelled for future growth, and the...