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Father’s Gift of Life: Young Cancer Warrior Levi Triumphs with Dad’s Stem Cell Help

Levi cancer cure with stem cell transplant

7-year-old Levi Galvez celebrated being cancer-free at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis on March 27, after a five-year battle with leukemia that began when he was two years old. His father, Geovani Galvez, provided a life-saving stem cell transplant a year ago. The family celebrated the milestone with cheers, laughter, and a small ceremony. Geovani, who […]

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant: Benefits & Risks

Autologous stem cell transplant

An autologous stem cell transplant is a medical procedure that involves taking stem cells from the body of a person, processing and storing them, and then reinfusing them back into the same person’s body. This procedure has been used to treat various kinds of illnesses, including blood cancer and other diseases of the immune system. […]

First US leukemia patient dosed with Smart Immune’s investigational SMART101 cell therapy

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Smart Immune SAS, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing ProTcell, a thymus-empowered T-cell therapy platform to fully and rapidly re-arm the immune system, announced today that the first adult leukemia patient has been dosed with SMART101, a T-cell progenitor cell injection derived from donor stem cells using ProTcell at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The Phase […]

ExCellThera announces completion of Phase 2 clinical trials for UM171-expanded cell therapy in high-risk blood cancers

ExCellThera

MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ExCellThera Inc. (ExCellThera), a world leader in blood stem cell expansion and rejuvenation, announced today the completion of patient enrollment in its initial Phase 2 studies for high-risk leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). ECT-001 Cell Therapy, ExCellThera’s most advanced investigational drug, combines the proprietary molecule UM171 and an […]

What makes a stem cell a stem cell and how does it go bad?

Dr John Dick - what makes a stem cell a stem cell

Dr. John Dick was awarded the Canada Gairdner International Award 2022 “For the discovery and characterization of leukemic stem cells, providing insights into the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.” He presented his award-winning research at the 2022 Gairdner Science Week Laureate Lectures.

ExCellThera announces 100th patient treated with UM171-expanded cell therapy

ExCellThera

MONTREAL, Nov. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ExCellThera Inc. (ExCellThera), a world leader in blood stem cell expansion and rejuvenation, announced today that its proprietary ECT-001 Cell Therapy has been administered to 100 patients. ECT-001 Cell Therapy is an investigational UM171-expanded cord blood cell therapy being evaluated in trials across multiple adult and pediatric hematological […]

Emulating the heart – Developing blood stem cells to treat cancer

developing blood stem cells to treat cancer

Making stem cells from a patient’s adult cells – rather than human embryos – is one of the holy grails in modern medicine treatments. New research brings us two steps closer. *** All content on NationalStemCellTherapy.com is for informational purposes only. All medical questions and concerns should always be consulted with your licensed healthcare provider.

Bone Marrow Transplant and Cell Therapies Unit at Tampa General Hospital Brings More Treatment Options to Cancer Patients

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TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its commitment to world-class, innovative cancer care for the Tampa Bay region and beyond, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) Cancer Institute has established an adult Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Cell Therapies unit that focuses on treating patients with aggressive blood cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas, multiple […]

Escend Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Receives IND Clearance from the FDA for ES-3000 Phase I Study in Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Test tube with leukemia label

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Escend Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held company focused on the development of small molecule therapeutics for oncology orphan diseases, announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its investigational new drug (IND) application for its lead drug candidate, ES-3000 for a Phase I […]