Research ongoing to improve sickle cell anemia treatment

04/6/2009 | YNN Austin (Texas)

Life expectancy is improving for sickle cell anemia patients, and researchers are looking into ways to improve bone marrow transplantation, currently the only cure for the disease. One method being explored is the use of reduced-intensity conditioning before the transplant to lower the risk of complications and possibly allow patients to receive bone marrow and umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors.

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