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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.

Options for Females

Females can take certain steps and precautions to preserve fertility before, during and after treatment. 

Options to Preserve Fertility Before Treatment

Embryo freezing - This involves about 10 days of hormone injections to stimulate the ovaries followed by retrieval of mature eggs performed under anesthesia. The eggs are fertilized in the laboratory with sperm from a partner or donor to create embryos (IVF or in vitro fertilization). The embryos are then frozen a ...

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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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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.