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Graft versus cancer effect

With an allogeneic stem cell transplant, the donated stem cells make immune cells that are not totally "matched" with the patient's cells. For this reason, the donor immune cells may recognize the patient's cancer cells as foreign and kills them.

Nicola

It is the first time I’ve ever participated in a Team In Training event. I decided to get involved because I am extremely passionate about assisting people in their journey to health and wellness. I have ran a few half marathons and one full. Running to me is a form of stress relief and brings so much enjoyment to me. I feel so fortunate for my health and that I am able to go for these runs. I am humbled by watching others achieve their health goals while facing so many other health chal ...

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The Davis Family

The Davis family’s world changed in 2018 when Kathleen was diagnosed with an uncommon form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). Prior to that Kathleen was healthy, physically active and busy supporting her four teenage and young adult children’s athletic and academic achievements.  Diagnosis was especially challenging and took quite some time; with Kathleen being first tested for a host of other diseases all which came back negative. By the time it w ...

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Dr. Lawrence Mayer

My journey with LLS started in 2008 as the company I founded, Celator Pharmaceuticals was in the early clinical stages of developing what appeared to be a very promising drug for treating acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). While our results were very encouraging, we were having difficulty raising financing to conduct important Phase 2 clinical trials that would demonstrate how effective this drug could be for improving outcomes of AML patients.

I became aware of the LLS therapy accelerati ...

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Faire face au cancer

photo : Alex | survivant de la leucémieLorsque quelqu’un reçoit un diagnostic de cancer, tous les membres de sa famille sont touchés, mais c’est encore plus vrai quand il s’agit d’un enfant. Chaque famille a sa façon de réagir. Certaines stratégies particulièrement appropriées peuvent cependant convenir à tous. Pour accéder à des outils ou des trucs utiles dans de telles circonstances, consultez les pages suivantes :

Que dire à l’enfant atteint du ca ...

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Marc

I am 21 years old and I have been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since the age of four. 

My life has been directly affected by the same Leukemia many times; striking me at the age of four, thirteen and most recently nineteen. As each relapse occurred, the experience became more and more serious: psychologically as well as physically. Not only did I understand the severity of the situation more as I grew up, but because it was the same cancer that had returned each time, ...

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Glossary Results

Graft versus cancer effect

With an allogeneic stem cell transplant, the donated stem cells make immune cells that are not totally "matched" with the patient's cells. For this reason, the donor immune cells may recognize the patient's cancer cells as foreign and kills them.