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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.

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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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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Martha

Being in a very close-knit family, we were devastated upon learning of our sister Madeline’s diagnosis of AML. There were 4 of us girls and all 3 of us wanted to do anything to help our sister survive. Our biggest challenge was staying positive and offering her and her family support. The 3 of us were tested and I was her perfect match. I was overjoyed to be able to do this for her. Although my other sisters felt let down that they weren’t, We were all constant support through her j ...

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Martha

Being in a very close-knit family, we were devastated upon learning of our sister Madeline’s diagnosis of AML. There were 4 of us girls and all 3 of us wanted to do anything to help our sister survive. Our biggest challenge was staying positive and offering her and her family support. The 3 of us were tested and I was her perfect match. I was overjoyed to be able to do this for her. Although my other sisters felt let down that they weren’t, We were all constant support through her journ ...

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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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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.